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The psychological effects of malignancy on the patient, his family, his physician, and community have received well-deserved attention in recent medical literature. Unfortunately I did not find this book a helpful addition to that literature. Some useful points are brought out, but they have been made more cogently in other books and articles. The book categorizes malignancy simplistically and fails to indicate the multiplicity of diseases that cause cancer. For example, in osteogenic sarcoma the prognosis is poor in the "localized" stage of the disease; in Hodgkin's disease it may be good in the "regional" or more advanced stages. Modern,
Not Alone with Cancer. A Guide for Those Who Care. What to Expect; What to Do.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:596–597. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-596_4
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