Improving the Quality of Life of Cancer Patients

  • Peter Maguire


Recent research found that 33% of cancer patients still develop anxiety and depression as a result of their diagnosis and treatment [1]. This anxiety and depression seriously impairs the quality of patients’ lives. It causes much personal suffering, interferes with their day to day functioning, delays return to work, affects their personal relationships and decision making. So, it is important to find ways of preventing the development of these affective disorders.


Anxiety Disorder Affective Disorder Generalise Anxiety Disorder Maladaptive Coping Residual Cancer Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Maguire
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  1. 1.Christie Hospital NHS TrustStanley HouseWithington, ManchesterUK

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