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Psychotherapy in Patients Cured of Gynecological Cancers

  • G. Bos-Branolte
  • E. M. Zielstra
  • Y. M. Rijshouwer
  • H. J. Duivenvoorden
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 108)

Abstract

Psychological morbidity in cured cancer patients is seriously underestimated [1–8]. Little research has been done on the long-term psychologic consequences of gynecological cancer, whereas a relatively large number of studies have been done on breast cancer. The latter work has shown that the psychological morbidity in cured patients is high (22%–33%) and that the psychological distress often does not become manifest until 6–9 months after medical treatment [9].

Keywords

Psychological Distress Body Image Diagnostic Interview Severe Problem Moderate Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bos-Branolte
    • 1
  • E. M. Zielstra
    • 1
  • Y. M. Rijshouwer
    • 1
  • H. J. Duivenvoorden
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GynecologyUniversity Hospitals Rijnsburgerweg 10LeidenThe Netherlands

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