Cognitive-behavior therapy in the treatment of cancer patients

  • William L. Golden
  • Wayne D. Gersh


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.


Public Health Cancer Patient Specific Technique Cognitive Strategy Favorable Environment 
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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

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