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Psychological response of patients cured of advanced cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  991131     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psychologic testing was performed in 22 patients with advanced cancer (breast, endometrium, testis, lymphoma) who had undergone a complete remission that had been maintained for 5 to 20 years since the last therapy. The reaction to the probability of being cured was measured. The patients' overall attitude was very positive towards life and the future. They had a greater appreciation of time, life, people, and interpersonal reactions. They were less concerned about the nonessentials of life. It appeared that recovery from advanced cancer was a good experience for character development.
B J Kennedy; A Tellegen; S Kennedy; N Havernick
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-25     Completed Date:  1977-01-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2184-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Attitude to Health*
Insurance, Life
Interview, Psychological
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / therapy*
Personality Inventory
Psychological Tests
Remission, Spontaneous
Semantic Differential

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