© 2014


  • Ute Goerling

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 197)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Susanne Singer
    Pages 1-10
  3. Peter Herschbach, Andreas Dinkel
    Pages 11-29
  4. Matthew Loscalzo, Karen Clark
    Pages 31-47
  5. Patricia Garcia-Prieto
    Pages 49-58
  6. Steffen Eychmueller, Diana Zwahlen, Monica Fliedner
    Pages 59-72
  7. Joachim Weis, Jürgen M. Giesler
    Pages 87-101
  8. Cecilie E. Kiserud, Alv A. Dahl, Jon Håvard Loge, Sophie D. Fosså
    Pages 103-120
  9. Mirjam de Vries, Friedrich Stiefel
    Pages 121-135
  10. Ute Goerling, Anna Stickel
    Pages 137-152

About this book


Psycho-oncology is a thriving discipline in cancer care, and numerous research activities have been undertaken in the endeavour to improve treatment outcomes and to gain a better understanding of the psychosocial consequences of cancer.
This book presents and discusses the latest findings from science and practice for a broad range of psychological and social issues related to cancer and its treatments. Not only are general psychosocial impacts of cancer described, but the very common fear of progression is elucidated. The relevance of psycho-oncology at different stages of disease (during oncological treatment, in rehabilitation, and during palliative care) is explained, and various psycho-oncological interventions are illustrated. Other important topics are the experience of being a cancer survivor, who may be cured but not be healthy, the psychological burden on relatives, and gender differences in coping with cancer. Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes are also commented on since they are among the key benchmarks for successful coping with the diagnosis of cancer, its treatment, and its late effects.The chapters are written by distinguished scientists, however as we often learn most from those affected by cancer one author speaks for herself as a patient.


Cancer Psycho-oncological Treatment Psycho-oncology Psychosocial Factors Supportive Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Ute Goerling
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychooncologyCharité Comprehensive Cancer CenterBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psycho-Oncology
  • Editors Ute Goerling
  • Series Title Recent Results in Cancer Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Rec.Results Cancer Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-40186-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51343-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-40187-9
  • Series ISSN 0080-0015
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-6767
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Psychology, general
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From the reviews:

“This book focuses on the psychological aspects of cancer in the lives of patients and their families. … The audience appears to be anyone interested in understanding the psychological effects of cancer on patients. … This succinct book is a quick reference that gives a good overview of the psychological aspects of cancer along with interesting and helpful information.” (Celeste Taylor-Ryman, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2014)