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Introduction: The History of Psycho-Oncology Section I. Behavioral and Psychological Factors in Cancer Risk 1. Tobacco Use and Cessation 2. Diet and Cancer 3. Exercise and Cancer 4. Sun Exposure and Cancer Risk 5. Socioeconomic Status and Psycho-Oncology 6. Psychosocial Factors Section II. Screening for Cancer in Normal and At-Risk Populations 7. Colorectal Cancer Screening 8. Cervical Cancer Screening 9. Breast Cancer Screening 10. Prostate Cancer Screening Section III. Screening and Testing for Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer 11. Genetic Susceptibility to Breast/Ovarian Cancer 12. Psychosocial Issues in Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Section IV. Psychological Issues Related to Site of Cancer 13. Central Nervous System Tumors 14. Head and Neck Cancer 15. Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Cancers 16. Lung Cancer 17. Genitourinary Malignancies 18. Gynecologic Cancers 19. Skin Neoplasms and Malignant Melanoma 20. Breast Cancer 21. Sarcoma 22. Hematopoietic Dyscrasias and Stem Cell Transplantation 23. HIV Infection and AIDS-Associated Neoplasms 24. Tumor of Unknown Primary Site Section V. Management of Specific Physical Symptoms 25. Cancer-related Pain 26. Nausea and Vomiting 27. Fatigue 28. Sexuality Problems After Cancer 29. Neuropsychological Impact of Cancer and Cancer Treatments 30. Sleep and Cancer 31. Weight and Appetite Loss in Cancer Section VI. Palliative and Terminal Care 32. Hospice Care and Home Care 33. Canadian Virtual Hospice: A Template for Online Communication and Support 34. Training of Psychologists and Psychiatrists in Palliative Care VII. Psychiatric Disorders 35. Psychiatric Emergencies 36. Adjustment Disorders 37. Depressive Disorders 38. Suicide 39. Anxiety Disorders 40. Delirium 41. Substance Abuse Disorders 42. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Associated with Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment 43. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders, Factitious Illness, and Malingering in the Oncology Setting 44. Cancer Care for Patients with Schizophrenia 45. Difficult Personality Traits and Disorders in Oncology Section VIII. Screening and Assessment in Psychosocial Oncology 46. Screening and Assessment for Unmet Needs 47. Screening and Assessment for Anxiety and Depression 48. Screening and Assessment for Distress 49. Screening and Assessment for Delirium and Dementia 50. Screening and Assessment for Cognitive Problems 51. Cross-Cultural Considerations in Screening and Assessment Section IX. Principles of Psychotropic Management 52. Principles of Psychotropic Medications in Cancer Care Section X. Evidence Based Interventions 53. Principles of Psychotherapy 54. Healthcare Provider Communication: The Model of Optimal Therapeutic Effectiveness 55. Supportive Psychotherapy in Cancer Care: An Essential Ingredient for All Therapy 56. Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions 57. Cognitive Therapy 58. Self-Management Support 59. Building Problem-Solving Skills 60. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy 61. Dignity in the Terminally Ill: Empirical Findings and Clinical Applications 62. Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Therapy 63. Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga for Cancer Patients 64. Art and Music Therapy 65. The Role of Religion/Spirituality in Coping with Cancer: Evidence, Assessment, and Intervention 66. Integrative Oncology 67. Physical Activity and Exercise Interventions in Cancer Survivors 68. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Cancer Patients 69. Psychosocial Interventions for Couples and Families Coping with Cancer 70. Supportive-Expressive and Other Forms of Group Psychotherapy in Cancer Care Section XI. Geriatric Psycho-Oncology 71. The Older Patient 72. Special Considerations in Older Adults with Cancer: What Psycho-Oncologists Should Know 73. Functional Assessment of Older Patients with Cancer Section XII. Psychological Issues for the Family 74. A Family-Centered Approach to the Patient with Cancer 75. Couples and Caregivers of Cancer Patients 76. Sexual Minority Health in Psycho-Oncology 77. Addressing the Needs of Children When a Parent Has Cancer 78. Bereavement: Theory, Clinical Presentation, and Intervention in the Setting of Cancer Care Section XIII. Cross Cutting Issues 79. Cross Cutting Gender Based Issues and Caregiving 80. E-Health Interventions 81. Negotiating the Interface of Psycho-Oncology and Ethics 82. Disparities in the Impact of Cancer 83. DSM-5 and Psycho-Oncology Section: XIV. Survivorship 84. Fear of Cancer Recurrence 85. Positive Consequences of the Experience of Cancer: Perceptions of Growth and Meaning 86. Changing Health Behaviors after Treatment 87. Implementing the Survivorship Care Plan: A Strategy for Improving the Quality of Care for Cancer Survivors 88. Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer 89. Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors Section XV. Professional Education and Building Supportive Care Programs 90. Principles of Communication Skills Training in Cancer Care Across the Life Span and Illness Trajectory 91. Building Supportive Care Programs in a Time of Great Opportunity 92. Oncology Staff Stress and Related Interventions 93. Training Psychiatrists and Psychologists in Psycho-Oncology 94. Training Professional Social Workers in Psycho-Oncology 95. Education of Nurses in Psycho-Oncology 96. Education of Chaplains in Psycho-Oncology 97. Training and Education of Patient Advocates 98. The Engaged Patient: The Cancer Support Community's Integrative Model of Evidence-Based Psychosocial Programs, Services, and Research 99. Collaborative Psychosocial Oncology Care Models Section XVI. Psycho-Oncology in Health Policy 100. Changes in U.S. Policy Issues 101. Distress as the 6th Vital Sign: An Emerging International Symbol for Improving Psychosocial Care 102. Emerging International Directions for Psychosocial Care

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About the Author

Jimmie C. Holland: Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. William S. Breitbart: Chief, Psychiatry Service and Interim Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Phyllis N. Butow: Professor of Psychology Chair, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group, University of Sydney; Paul B. Jacobsen: Chair, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida. Matthew J. Loscalzo: Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care and Professor of Population Sciences, City of Hope. Ruth McCorkle: Florence Shorske Walde Professor, Yale School of Nursing.


"This is an exceptional update of the most authoritative book in psycho-oncology. While there are other books on psychological issues in the care of persons with cancer, this one is the most comprehensive and expertly written. Undoubtedly, it is a manifestation of the growth of the field and the numerous areas that require further investigation. Readers will benefit tremendously from this rich book." -- Doody's "Overall, this is an excellent textbook. It certainly deserves a place on the library shelf in any oncology unit and should be required reading for any trainees in oncology." -- Roger Woodruff, IAHPC News

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