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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National president, Psycho-Oncology Society of Nigeria, Professor Chioma Asuzu, speaking at the 9th Psycho-Oncology Society of Nigeria (POSON) national scientific conference, stated that distress is a vital sign in the treatment of cancer patients that should not be overlooked.
TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of depression are common among patients diagnosed with hematological malignancy, and depressive symptoms are associated with shorter survival, according to a study published online July 2 in Psycho-Oncology.
Psycho-oncology has steadily become the juvenile subspecialty of oncology.
The proposals were evaluated by an external review committee made up of experts in psycho-oncology, advocacy, and nurse navigation, as well as an MBC caregiver.
DuHamel, "An examination of distress, sleep, and fatigue in metastatic breast cancer patients," Psycho-Oncology, vol.
* A psychiatrist who pioneered the field of psycho-oncology to help patients cope with the emotional impact of cancer has died.
announced today that a major upgrade to "AYAs Life (https://aya-life.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. ( ANI )
Death by suicide and other externally caused injuries following a cancer diagnosis: the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study Psycho-Oncology. 2014;23:1034-41.
The purpose of the present study was to conduct a predictive analysis of the emotional wellbeing of patients with breast cancer by addressing the variables more frequently studied in Psycho-Oncology. Method.
El pasado mes de Agosto se celebro en Berlin el decimonono congreso de la International Psycho-Oncology Society--IPOS.