psycho-oncology


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psycho-oncology

An evolving field, which overlaps psychology and oncology, that formally studies the relationship of the psyche to malignancy. Integral to psycho-oncology are the elements that affect a person’s adaptation to cancer, which occur in sociocultural, medical and individual contexts.

Psycho-oncology attempts to sway the course of advanced and/or metastatic cancer by promoting a positive attitude in cancer patients; soft data suggest that it might be beneficial, though it is difficult to perform formal studies given the often anecdotal nature of the data. In one study of patients with metastatic breast cancer, those undergoing psychotherapy lived 19 months longer, and they had less anxiety and pain than the control group.
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A psychiatrist who pioneered the field of psycho-oncology to help patients cope with the emotional impact of cancer has died.
jp/, Japanese only)" (editorial supervisor: Ken Shimizu, MD, Department of Psycho-Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital), a website for adolescent and young adult cancer patients launched in March with the aim of "realizing cancer treatment that allows patients to confront cancer proactively and with hope.
In addition to clinical treatment, patients with cancer also benefit from a range of support services, including palliative care, a service that helps patients cope with the symptoms and effects of their disease as well as a Psycho-Oncology and Quality of Life Clinic to help patients and their families cope with their diagnosis and treatment.
The research appears in the journal Psycho-Oncology.
He has served as editor and reviewer for multiple journals in pain and psycho-oncology.
Family caregivers' distress levels related to QOL, burden, and preparedness, Psycho-Oncology, 24, 54-62, doi:10.
The vast majority of the citations were in journals other than FSH, including Psycho-Oncology, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and others.
If you're working in psycho-oncology or helping a hospice, or if you've decided you want to be a palliative medicine specialist, that's wonderful.
Psychosocial morbidity and its correlates in cancer patients of the Mediterranean area: Findings from the Southern European Psycho-Oncology Study.
In tonight's special episode of the Would You Believe series, the walkers will be joined by Dr Paul D'Alton of the Psycho-Oncology department at St Vincent's.
SUPPORT Professor Lesley Fallowfield, a psycho-oncology expert, said that support services haven't improved at the same rates as medical treatments.
Levin said at the joint congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.