Anxiety in Cancer Patients Research Paper by hicaliber

Anxiety in Cancer Patients
A discussion on how the diagnosis of cancer effects the onset of anxiety in a patient.
# 94763 | 3,407 words | 33 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper discusses how, once individuals are diagnosed with a chronic disease or illness, every aspect of their lives change. The paper examines how professionals working with the chronically ill need to gain an understanding of the dynamics of how their patient's lives are impacted by the disease and how the patient is coping with the emotional and behavioral changes caused by the disease. The paper analyzes the emotional and behavioral changes caused by cancer, as they relate to the onset of anxiety in the patient. The paper further analyzes how the emotional, behavioral, and physical manifestations of the illness directly affect the patient's ability to cope, the quality of life, and the manner in which the illness affects family and social relationships.

Review of the Literature

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