The Cancer Patient with an Unfavourable Prognosis

  • Boris Luban-Plozza
  • Walter Pöldinger
  • Friedebert Kröger

Abstract

To be afflicted by cancer often means for patient, relatives, and doctor alike a certain involvement in the ‘magical’ conceptions of the disease. Cancer is experienced as uncanny, even punitive with its pain, and has a lingering nature that appears inevitably to spell death. There is, moreover, a dangerous tendency for the patients to become isolated and even stigmatized rather than to receive due help and attention.

Keywords

Depression Syringe Catecholamine Milton 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Luban-Plozza
    • 1
  • Walter Pöldinger
    • 2
  • Friedebert Kröger
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychosomatic DepartmentClinica Santa CroceLocarnoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Psychiatrische UniversitätsklinikBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Klinik für Psychosomatische MedizinRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenAachenBundesrepublik Deutschland

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