Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH | Authors

Addressing Psychological Challenges After Cancer: A Guide for Clinical Practice

October 01, 2008

The person diagnosed with cancer typically is confronted with a variety of difficult challenges. Treatment for cancer can be physically arduous, it generally disrupts patients’ social and work life, and it may even limit their ability to care for themselves or live independently for some period of time. In addition to these physical and functional burdens, cancer patients often face fears of death or disability, and may be prone to feelings of isolation or depression.