Cancer and Mental Health

J F Wiley, A L Stanton

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The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is associated with significant psychological disruption, at least in the short term. The majority of patients recover within the first year after treatment, but a substantial minority demonstrates relatively poor mental health and quality of life, as well as specific concerns such as fear of cancer recurrence, that persist into survivorship. Effective psychosocial interventions exist for cancer survivors, yet the need remains to develop and target these interventions to that subset of patients in greatest need.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Place of PublicationKidlington Oxford UK
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Oncology
  • Prevalence
  • Psychological adjustment
  • Quality of life
  • Review
  • Survivorship

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