Breast Cancer. Psycho-Social Aspects of Early Detection and Treatment. Edited by Brand P. C. van Keep P. A., pages. University Park Press, Baltimore, 1978. Price, $19.50.

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Abstract

Proceedings of an International Health Foundation-sponsored round-table meeting held in May 1977 in Brussels. Surgeons, psychologists, sociologists, a psychiatrist, and a female volunteer worker who had had breast cancer discussed two aspects of psychosocial problems resulting from breast cancer: the psychosocial difficulties women may face after mastectomy, and the psychosocial factors that play a role in whether or not women participate in screening programs for breast cancer. For all professional workers who deal with patients who have breast cancer.

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