Emotions and cancer. New perspectives on an old question

William H. Redd, Paul B. Jacobsen

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This article outlines current issues in the study of psychological factors and cancer: (1) the role of psychological factors in disease promotion and progression, (2) the impact of neoplastic disease and its treatment on psychosocial functioning, and (3) the long‐term impact of cancer and cancer treatment on the survivor and issues of family bereavement following the death of a cancer patient. The discussion ends with a consideration of future directions for research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1871-1879
Number of pages9
Issue number1 S
StatePublished - 15 Oct 1988
Externally publishedYes


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