Mental Health and Cancer

Clearinghouse Connector – March 2012

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Supportive and psychosocial care Cancer Australia, 2010

Mental health of cancer patients and carers

Psychosocial concerns and interventions for cancer survivors Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2006

Prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression in women with invasive ovarian cancer and their caregivers Medical Journal of Australia, 2010

Boys Do Cry Campaign National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, 2009

Breast cancer and mental health

Meeting psychosocial needs of women with breast cancer National Academy of Sciences, 2004

The identification of psychological distress in women with breast cancer National Breast Cancer Council, 2004

Coping with breast cancer: between diagnosis and surgery Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2009

Psychological interventions for women with metastatic breast cancer Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2008

Therapy with women with metastatic breast cancer Australasian Psychiatry, 2005

Gynaecological cancer and mental health

Psychological issues facing women with gynaecological cancer O and G Magazine, 2005

Supportive care needs of women with gynecologic cancer Cancer Nursing, 2008

Breaking the silence: a national voice for gynaecological cancers Australia. Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, 2007

Interventions for psychosexual dysfunction in women treated for gynaecological malignancy Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009

Service guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of adults with cancer National Health and Medical Research Council, 2003

Psycho-oncology model of care WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, 2008

Psychosocial management of AYAs diagnosed with cancer: guidance for health professionals Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, 2011

Related websites


Cancer Australia

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Macmillan Cancer Support (U.K.) Emotional effects

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