Genetic testing for cancer psychological approaches for helping patients and families by andrea farkas patenaude washington dc american psychological association 2005 pp 312 5995 hardcover. In the coming decades as more genes are found which convey predisposition to serious diseases genetics will play an increasingly important role in the lives of patients seeking psychotherapeutic and family therapy services to help patients with concerns about inherited predisposition to cancer and genetic testing mental health professionals need to understand the psychological issues patients and families experience when they confront the prospect of learning what fate has dealt them . Genetic testing for cancer psychological approaches for helping patients and families june a peters 1 journal of genetic counseling volume 14 pages 245 246 2005cite this article 55 accesses metrics details this is a preview of subscription content log in to check access access options buy single article instant access to the full article pdf us 3995 price includes vat for . Do not be misled by the title of this book which suggests that its contents may be limited to the psychological aspects of cancer genetics rather this book is a comprehensive review of cancer genetic counseling in fact only a couple of chapters namely chapter 4 emotional baggage unresolved grief emotional distress risk perception and health beliefs and behaviors and chapter . Genetic testing for cancer psychological approaches for helping patients and families written by andrea farkas patenaude american psychological society 2005 5995 hardback 312pp isbn 1 59147 110 9 marleen decruyenaere psychologist psychosocial genetics unit center human genetics herestraat 49 3000 leuven belgium search for more papers by this author marleen
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