Cancer

Authored by: Annette L. Stanton , Timothy J. Williamson , Lauren N. Harris

Handbook of Health Psychology

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138052819
eBook ISBN: 9781315167534
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315167534-29

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Abstract

Approximately 1.7 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases linked by the commonality of the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells (American Cancer Society [ACS], 2018). More than 15.5 million Americans are living with a cancer diagnosis, a figure that is expected to rise to approximately 20 million by 2026 (ACS, 2017).

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