Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Cancer Care

  • Richard P. McQuellon
  • Suzanne C. Danhauer


Prevalence data on psychosocial morbidity indicate that from 30% to 50% of cancer patients may experience distress significant enough to warrant professional intervention at some time during survivorship.1,2 These patients may require professional attention to manage the debilitating effects of diagnosis, treatment, and morbidity that can wax and wane over time depending upon a host of other variables. It is in this group that some form of psychosocial rehabilitation may be useful.3,4


Psychosocial Intervention Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Psychosocial Distress Psychosocial Care Adult Cancer Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard P. McQuellon
    • 1
  • Suzanne C. Danhauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Patient Support ProgramsWake Forest University Health SciencesWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Patient Support Programs, Department of Internal MedicineWake Forest University Baptist Medical CenterWinston-SalemUSA

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