Health Psychology and life after cancer: Recognizing the need for continued support

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Title: Health Psychology and life after cancer: Recognizing the need for continued support
Authors: Corbett, Teresa
Ivers, Mary E.
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Date: Dec-2014
Abstract: Research and clinical practice in oncology has focused on prevention, detection and the improvement of cancer treatments. However, there is something missing from this representation of the cancer trajectory. There is little attention given to life after treatment has ended, that period when the patient moves into what is termed ‘long-term survivorship’. There is a growing interest within Health Psychology in the quality of life of those whose lives have been prolonged by early detection and successful treatment of cancer and indeed, health psychologists have much to offer in this domain.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: European Health Psychology Society
Copyright (published version): 2014 the authors
Keywords: Cancer survivorshipHealth psychologyQuality of life
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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