Relaxation and imagery in the treatment of breast cancer.

  title={Relaxation and imagery in the treatment of breast cancer.},
  author={L R Bridge and Patti Benson and Paolo Pietroni and R. G. Priest},
  volume={297 6657},
OBJECTIVE To see whether stress could be alleviated in patients being treated for early breast cancer. DESIGN Controlled randomised trial lasting six weeks. SETTING Outpatient radiotherapy department in a teaching hospital. PATIENTS One hundred fifty four women with breast cancer stage I or II after first session of six week course of radiotherapy, of whom 15 dropped out before end of study. INTERVENTION Patients saw one of two researchers once a week for six weeks. Controls were… CONTINUE READING

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