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Meeting psychosocial needs of women with breast cancer / National Cancer Policy Board ; Maria Hewitt, Roger Herdman, and Jimmie Holland, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-09129-2 (pbk.)

1. Breast—Cancer—Psychological aspects. 2. Breast—Cancer—Social aspects. 3. Breast—Cancer—Patients—Services for.

[DNLM: 1. Breast Neoplasms—psychology. 2. Breast Neoplasms—rehabilitation. 3. Counseling—methods. 4. Psychotherapy—methods. 5. Social Support. 6. Survivors—psychology. WP 870 M496 2004] I. Hewitt, Maria Elizabeth. II. Herdman, Roger Cole. III. Holland, Jimmie C. IV. National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.)

RC280.B8M435 2004

616.99′44906—dc22

2004001867

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