Cancer Prevention: A Multi-Dimensional Model
In practically every area of cancer research major changes have occurred in how health professionals think about cancer and how they treat the cancer patient. At the conceptual level for example cancer is now recognised to be a highly complex set of diseases rather than a single disease entity. At a broader level and of special relevance for psychosomatic medicine, advances in our understanding of the role played by psychosocial factors in patients’ recovery from cancer have also added to the capabilities of oncology units. In a number of clinics, psychiatric or psychological help is now also offered to recovering patients and forms an integral part of the overall treatment programme. Further, a considerable literature is emerging about the role played by psychosomatic factors in the etiology of cancer1,2.
KeywordsCancer Prevention Cancer Detection Coping Style Testicular Cancer Psychosomatic Medicine
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