Psychological Aspects of Cancer

  • Brian I. Carr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Christopher P. Fagundes, Monica E. Lindgren, Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser
    Pages 1-11
  3. Lisa G. Aspinwall, Jennifer M. Taber, Wendy Kohlmann, Sancy A. Leachman
    Pages 31-64
  4. A. Fuchsia Howard, Lynda G. Balneaves, Arminée Kazanjian
    Pages 65-73
  5. Natasha B. Leighl, Mary Ann O’Brien
    Pages 75-82
  6. Susan Folkman
    Pages 119-127
  7. Ingela C. V. Thuné-Boyle
    Pages 129-155
  8. Michael Stefanek
    Pages 157-175
  9. Hoda Badr, Cindy L. Carmack, Kathrin Milbury, Marisol Temech
    Pages 177-198
  10. Youngmee Kim
    Pages 213-220
  11. Catherine Benedict, Frank J. Penedo
    Pages 221-253
  12. John M. Salsman, Timothy Pearman, David Cella
    Pages 255-278
  13. Karen M. Mustian, Lisa K. Sprod, Michelle Janelsins, Luke Peppone, Jennifer Carroll, Supriya Mohile et al.
    Pages 279-289
  14. Charles S. Grob, Anthony P. Bossis, Roland R. Griffiths
    Pages 291-308
  15. Franziska Schuricht, Yvonne Nestoriuc
    Pages 309-326
  16. Ellen Burke Beckjord, Kerry A. Reynolds, Ruth Rechis
    Pages 327-346

About this book


Psychological Aspects of Cancer opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but also to influence the disease itself.  A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on genetic predispositions to cancer and the psychological considerations involved in screening and pre-emptive therapies and decision-making in cancer therapy.  A third section deals with the philosophical and religious underpinnings of psychological factors involved in coping with disease state stressors and the roles of hope in coping. The fourth section is an acknowledgement that patients with cancer live in a social context, which often includes a partner and/or caregiver. The fifth section includes several essays on aspects and modalities of care-giving that are designed to help patients coping with their cancer and its aftermath, which increasingly extends for years. An important title covering key aspects of one of the most troubling disorders of our time, Psychological Aspects of Cancer will  provide the busy practitioner with cutting edge knowledge as well as practical information that can translate into better care for patients with cancer.



Cancer Depression Holistic Integrative Oncology Psychiatry Psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian I. Carr
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Kimmel Cancer CenterThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4865-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4866-2
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