Psychosocial Stress and Cancer

Psychosocial Stress and Cancer

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Psychosocial Stress and Cancer by Cary L. Cooper

Psychosocial Stress and Cancer Edited by Cary L. Cooper University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology The importance of stress in the development of heart disease is well established, but its role in cancer is only just beginning to be investigated. Recent research in humans indicates that various life events, personality pre-dispositions, as well as immunological and central nervous system interactions, may trigger the cancer process, or at the very least accentuate its development. In this book, a number of recognized international authorities provide state-of-the-art statements on the key issues of the subject. Beginning with a review of the findings to date, there follows more in-depth analysis of potential social/psychological precursors to cancer, and the way in which they may influence the aetiology and development of the disease. The final section deals with the way in which psychosocial factors may be managed in cancer patients, and provides a comparative summary of the various methodological approaches utilized in studies exploring the field of psychological oncology. The book will provide a unique digest of current knowledge as well as a starting point for future research, and will be invaluable to all concerned with the study and management of the cancer process. Other Wiley titles on this subject include: Stress Research: Issues for the Eighties Edited by Cary L. Cooper 160 pages February 1983 Mind and Cancer Prognosis Basil A. Stoll, St Thomas’s Hospital and Royal Free Hospital, London 214 pages December 1979 All about Cancer Chris Williams, CRC Medical Oncology Unit, University of Southampton 404 pages April 1983

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471904779
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/30/1985
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW: A REVIEW OF HISTORICAL AND RESEARCH ORIENTATIONS.

Stress and Cancer (P. Rosch).

The Social Psychological Precursors to Cancer (C. Cooper).

PSYCHOSOCIAL PRECURSORS TO CANCER.

Depression, Stress and Cancer (L. Bieliauskas).

Lung Cancer and the Stress-Personality Inventory (H. Eysenck).

Methodology in Studies of Life Events and Cancer (E. Paykel & B. Rao).

PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES.

Stress and Pathology: Immunological and Central Nervous System Interactions (J. Irwin & H. Anisman).

Stress: A Psychophysiological Approach to Cancer (T. Cox).

MANAGING PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS IN CANCER PATIENTS.

Wellness and Work (F. Feldman).

Psychosocial Factors in the Management of Patients with Cancer (C. Haney).

METHODOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF STUDIES IN PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESS AND CANCER.

On Comparing Apples, Oranges and Fruit Salad: A Methodological Overview of Medical Outcome Studies in Psychological Oncology (L. Temoshok & B. Heller).

Index.

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