Dr. Lisa A. Carey Discusses Psycho-Oncology

Lisa A. Carey, MD
Published: Friday, Mar 08, 2013

Lisa A. Carey, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the field of psycho-oncology.

Recent data shows that patients who receive a cancer diagnosis develop a reaction much like post-traumatic stress disorder. Regardless of the severity of psychological complications, it's important for patients to recognize a problem and for physicians to empower them to disclose it. Carey says that there is a growing number of people who understand and specialize in psycho-oncology.

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Lisa A. Carey, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the field of psycho-oncology.

Recent data shows that patients who receive a cancer diagnosis develop a reaction much like post-traumatic stress disorder. Regardless of the severity of psychological complications, it's important for patients to recognize a problem and for physicians to empower them to disclose it. Carey says that there is a growing number of people who understand and specialize in psycho-oncology.

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