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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The research is published in the April issue of the journal Psycho-Oncology.
LONDON - International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) Congress,, September 17 /PRNewswire/ --
Paper presented at the Third World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, New York.
The volume was developed as part of the International Psycho-Oncology Society's educational strategy to share ideas and experiences of psychological therapies being developed for cancer patients, families, and carers.
Sinai Medical Center; pediatric cancer and leukemia research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles; lung, colon, prostate, breast and ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; psycho-oncology research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and prostate cancer research at Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center and The Mayo Clinic.
We know that providing psychosocial care to this cancer population is important, but our psycho-oncology program consists of only a psycho-oncology nurse practitioner (myself) and a health psychology fellow," she said.
The study, published in a special issue of Psycho-Oncology focusing on physical activity, found that women undertaking a ten week program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga (RY) classes gained positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and spirituality (feeling calm/peaceful) compared to the control group.
With facilities in Pasadena, Glendora, West Covina, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Colton, Corona and Riverside, the group's physicians and staff offer extensive patient care and services including medical oncology and hematology, radiation, psycho-oncology, nuclear oncology and clinical research.
Olson said at the annual meeting of the American Psycho-Oncology Society.
Social workers in oncology settings, and those who work with cancer patients and their families, will welcome the new handbook of Psycho-oncology, edited by Dr.
of the Centre for Psycho-Oncology at the Helen Dowling Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands.