[Cancer prognosis, psychosocial stress and attitude of melanoma patients to supportive psychotherapy].

@article{Sllner1996CancerPP,
  title={[Cancer prognosis, psychosocial stress and attitude of melanoma patients to supportive psychotherapy].},
  author={Wolfgang S{\"o}llner and Gerlinde Mairinger and Martina Zingg-Schir and Peter W Fritsch},
  journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete},
  year={1996},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={200-5}
}
A total of 205 patients suffering from stage I and stage II melanoma were investigated with reference to psychological stress, social support and attitude to offers of psychotherapeutic support. Additional counselling by their dermatologist was considered helpful by 59% of the patients, and interviews with a psychotherapist, by 20%. Patients who where more anxious about a progression of the cancer and thought they had not been given sufficient information about their illness preferred to seek… CONTINUE READING