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Review Papers | Dental Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017
Psychological Status of Cancer Patients
Abstract: AIM- To review the psychological problems of cancer patients. OBJECTIVE- The objective of the review is to understand and analyse the psychological problems of patients affected by cancer BACKGROUND-The diagnosis of cancer and cancer treatment can cause distress, emotional turmoil and different psychosocial disorders. Taking into consideration different psychological reactions of cancer patients can be helpful for organizing adequate psycho-educational and psychosocial support, and psychotherapy for cancer patients and their families. REASONS-By analysing the psychological problems of cancer patients we can provide them with psychological therapies which may help them in various ways, ranging from reducing the side effects of cancer treatments to improving patients' immune function and longevity.
Keywords: psycho-oncology, depression, psychotherapy
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,
Pages: 836 - 837