On surviving cancer: Psychological considerations

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There has been little systematic investigation of the long term psychological impact of having had cancer, although there is some suggestion in the literature that cancer victims undergo permanent psychological effects.1,2 Previous studies focussed on the relatively immediate period after recovery noting issues such as the clinical course, psychiatric symptoms, level of disability and management.1-7 The present effort endeavors to determine the extent and depth of any lasting psychological effects of surviving cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-134
Number of pages7
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology


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