Recent Results in Cancer Research

Psycho-Oncology

Editors: Goerling, Ute (Ed.)

  • Presents and discusses the latest findings on a broad range of psychological and social issues related to cancer and its treatments
  • Explains the relevance of psycho-oncology during different stages of disease
  • Considers quality of life and patient-reported outcomes
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Psycho-oncology is a thriving discipline in cancer care, and numerous research activities have been undertaken in the endeavour to improve treatment outcomes and to gain a better understanding of the psychosocial consequences of cancer. This book presents and discusses the latest findings from science and practice for a broad range of psychological and social issues related to cancer and its treatments. Not only are general psychosocial impacts of cancer described, but the very common fear of progression is elucidated. The relevance of psycho-oncology at different stages of disease (during oncological treatment, in rehabilitation, and during palliative care) is explained, and various psycho-oncological interventions are illustrated. Other important topics are the experience of being a cancer survivor, who may be cured but not be healthy, the psychological burden on relatives, and gender differences in coping with cancer. Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes are also commented on since they are among the key benchmarks for successful coping with the diagnosis of cancer, its treatment, and its late effects. The chapters are almost all written by distinguished scientists, but as we often learn most from those affected by cancer, one author speaks for herself as a patient.

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“This book focuses on the psychological aspects of cancer in the lives of patients and their families. … The audience appears to be anyone interested in understanding the psychological effects of cancer on patients. … This succinct book is a quick reference that gives a good overview of the psychological aspects of cancer along with interesting and helpful information.” (Celeste Taylor-Ryman, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2014)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Psychosocial Impact of Cancer

    Singer, Susanne

    Pages 1-10

  • Fear of Progression

    Herschbach, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 11-29

  • Gender Opportunities in Psychosocial Oncology

    Loscalzo, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • Psycho-Oncology: A Patient’s View

    Garcia-Prieto, Patricia

    Pages 49-58

  • The Oncological Patient in the Palliative Situation

    Eychmueller, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psycho-Oncology
Editors
  • Ute Goerling
Series Title
Recent Results in Cancer Research
Series Volume
197
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40187-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40187-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40186-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51343-9
Series ISSN
0080-0015
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 152
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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