Gastrointestinal cancers and stomas

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The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, including impact on psychological well-being and quality of life and current treatment strategies. The chapter also outlines the financial impact of cancer, a concept known as ‘financial toxicity’. A second aim of this chapter is to provide an introduction to stomas, including their role in cancer and other disease management. Patient experience of living with a stoma is also explored. Practical recommendations for helping patients manage these issues are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsychogastroenterology for Adults
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for Mental Health Professionals
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000657050
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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