NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,203 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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In medicine, having to do with the mental, emotional, and social effects of a disease, such as cancer. Some of the psychosocial effects of cancer are changes in how a patient thinks, their feelings, moods, beliefs, ways of coping, and relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. There are different kinds of psychosocial support that can help cancer patients, including counseling, education, and support groups.