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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Psychogastroenterology for Adults|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
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