NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,325 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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psychosocial
(SY-koh-SOH-shul)
In medicine, having to do with the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual 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, group support, and spiritual support.