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Psychological Issues in Patients with Hematological Malignancies

  • L. M. Lesko
  • J. C. Holland
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 108)

Abstract

The past two decades have witnessed major advances in the treament and supportive care (newer antibiotics, Broviac catheters, total parenteral nutrition) of hematological malignancies, resulting in longer survival and potential cure by conventional and innovative (bone marrow transplantation) treatment regimens. With this improved survival, greater attention has been given to the normal and abnormal emotional reactions patients have to their diagnosis, its treatment, and survivorship. Likewise, quality of life issues are extremely important for patient and family when treatment can only be palliative.

Keywords

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplantation Hematological Malignancy Sexual Dysfunction Total Parenteral Nutrition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Lesko
    • 1
  • J. C. Holland
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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