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Health Psychol. 1989;8(6):683-703.

Health psychology's contribution to addressing the cancer problem: update on accomplishments.

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  • Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210-1222.


Each year approximately 1.5 million Americans are stricken with or die from cancer. In recent years, more psychologists have begun study of the psychological and behavioral aspects of cancer, and the rate, quality, and integration of findings are accelerating. This article provides an update on the major areas of accomplishment, with the findings grouped into disease-relevant time points.

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