Cognitive-behavior therapy in the treatment of cancer patients

  • William L. Golden
  • Wayne D. Gersh

DOI: 10.1007/BF01072093

Cite this article as:
Golden, W.L. & Gersh, W.D. J Rational-Emot Cognitive-Behav Ther (1990) 8: 41. doi:10.1007/BF01072093


Cognitive-behavioral strategies are employed in the treatment of cancer patients to eliminate nausea, control anxiety, pain, and depression. Specific techniques including relaxation, systematic desensitization and hypnosis are discussed. It is shown how cognitive strategies can create a more favorable environment for treatment.

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© Human Sciences Press 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Golden
    • 1
  • Wayne D. Gersh
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell Medical CollegeInstitute for RET Institute for Behavior TherapyUSA
  2. 2.Westchester Center for Behavior TherapyUSA
  3. 3.Briarcliff Manor

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