Psychological reactions in newly diagnosed gastrointestinal cancer patients.

@article{Nordin1997PsychologicalRI,
  title={Psychological reactions in newly diagnosed gastrointestinal cancer patients.},
  author={Karin Nordin and Bengt Glimelius},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={803-10}
}
Reactions to diagnosis, coping strategies, and anxiety and depression were prospectively studied in 139 consecutive, newly diagnosed gastrointestinal cancer patients. The reactions varied between diagnoses (colon, rectum, gastric, pancreatic and biliary) and states of illness (cured non-cured). Colon and rectal cancer patients, most of whom were potentially cured, had a more confrontational attitude towards their diagnosis, reported more 'Fighting Spirit' and less 'Anxious Preoccupation' and… CONTINUE READING