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Publication Date: 18 Mar 2010
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 128
Author: Robert Bor
ISBN-13: 9781847090973, 9781847091833

Coping with the Psychological Effects of Cancer

By Robert Bor
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Cancer affects more than one in three of us. Until recently, the emphasis has been on battling cancer physically. Today, there is increasing recognition of the emotional aspect of having cancer, and survivorship and its issues are hot topics. This book tackles a sensitive subject in an upfront and practical way that acknowledges the uncomfortable and painful emotions associated with cancer. Topics include: the emotional impact of cancer; coping with distressing thoughts and feelings; changing unhelpful behaviours and learning to relax; family and couple relationships; coping with advanced and terminal illness 'This is a superb book that sets out to help patients and families cope with cancer and the increasingly complex treatment options available to them. It focuses on their emotional, spiritual and psychological needs as well as their physical needs. The three authors, who are all very experienced in this field, draw these threads together into a resource that is extremely helpful whether the reader is a patient, a carer or a health professional' Dr Paul Ellis, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Guy's Hospital, London Consultant Oncologist, the London Oncology Clinic 'The psychological and emotional impact of cancer are what really define the individual nature of the illness. This book addresses these in great depth andwith a fresh and positive outlook that I believe will provide many patients with real help. I highly recommend this book for patients, carers and health professionals' Dr David Landau, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Guys & St Thomas NHS Trust, London 'This inspirational yet down to earth book will prove invaluable to cancer patients and their families striving to live with cancer in the best possible way' Dr Maurice Slevin MD FRCP, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The London Oncology Clinic Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist, Barts and the London NHS Trust Consultant Oncologist, the London Oncology.
About the Author
Professor Robert Bor is consulting psychologist at two of the UK's leading cancer centres, The London Oncology Clinic and The London Clinic. Dr Carina Eriksen is a counselling psychologist. Ceilidh Stapelkamp researches cancer survival at King's College School of Medicine, London.
Press Reviews

Without a single reservation, this reader would recommend this book with high regards. Not a single fault or flaw can be located within. While the target audience is narrow, but well-defined, this book would be highly recommended and highly encouraged. A major strength is the tone and style of the writing which encourages the reader to continue delving into the book. Its aims are clearly set out and this reader feels those aims are certainly achieved. The shortness of each chapter enables the reader to pick it up and read it in short durations enabling them to pause and reflect on what they have read. This is a highly regarded and recommended book. Based on a target audience of those coming to terms with the psychological effects of living with a health conditionm this book succeeds greatly in achieving its aims. A truly enjoyable and enlightening read enabling the reader to take away personal tools and support in coming to terms with their health condition.The brevity of such a book only adds to its exceptional standard. As both a healthcare proessional and a person with a chronic condition, I can truly attest to the success and benefit this book has and wil have to its target audience. The authors should be congratulated on succeeding in writing a book that can truly make a difference and help, guide and support those with an acute or chronic health condiiton. The tone, style and content was of exceptional quality and made this a highly enjoyable read

- BMA Medical Book Awards 2015

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