Getting Well Again: A Step-by-step, Self-help Guide to Overcoming Cancer for Patients and Their Families

Framsida
Based on the Simontons' experience with hundreds of patients at their world-famous Cancer Counseling and Research Center, Getting Well Again introduces the scientific basis for the "will to live."

In this revolutionary book the Simontons profile the typical "cancer personality": how an individual's reactions to stress and other emotional factors can contribute to the onset and progress of cancer -- and how positive expectations, self-awareness, and self-care can contribute to survival. This book offers the same self-help techniques the Simonton's patients have used to successfully to reinforce usual medical treatment -- techniques for learning positive attitudes, relaxation, visualization, goal setting, managing pain, exercise, and building an emotional support system.

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A Psychological Approach
3
The Individual and
15
The Search for the Causes of Cancer
33
The Link Between Stress and Illness
46
Personality Stress and Cancer
56
Expectations about Cancer and Their Effects
79
A WholePerson Model of Cancer Recovery
91
Putting It To Work
103
Finding Your Inner Guide to Health
197
Managing Pain
210
Exercise
220
Coping with Fears of Recurrence and Death
228
The Family Support System
241
Bibliography
261
Index
281
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Participating in Your Health
114

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