PSYCHOONCOLOGY

The study of psychological responses to cancer. These responses are studied as to how they relate to risk, detection, course treatment and the chances of survival for individuals with cancer and further examines the response of friends, family and associates of patients with the disease.

PSYCHOONCOLOGY: "Psychooncology attempts to study how a cancer patient's family is also dealing with the disease."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PSYCHOONCOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychooncology/ (accessed May 27, 2018).
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