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120 Development of a Self-Help Guide for Cancer Patients
  1. Lorna Higgins
  1. Academic Palliative and Supportive Care Studies Group, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England

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Psychological distress is common amongst cancer patients with estimates regarding the prevalence of depression as high as 49% and anxiety 75% (Macmillan, 2006). Cancer has been identified as ‘one of several chronic illnesses that precipitates the need for and use of mental health services’ (Hewitt and Rowland, 2002). Despite this finding, evidence suggests that doctors and …

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