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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Cancer Care for the Whole Patient

Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs 2007 IOM Report Recommendations

www.iom.edu/Reports/2007/Cancer-Care-for-the-Whole-Patient-Meeting-Psychosocial-Health-Needs.aspx

Cancer care often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but fails to address the psychological and social (psychosocial) problems associated with the illness. This failure can compromise the effectiveness of health care and thereby adversely affect the health of cancer patients. Psychological and social problems created or exacerbated by cancer—including depression and other emotional problems; lack of information or skills needed to manage the illness; lack of transportation or other resources; and disruptions in work, school, and family ...

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