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Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences

Focusing on Psychiatric aspects of cancer: A need of the day?

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Author Details: Abhijeet Dhawalram Faye, Sushil Gawande, Rahul Tadke, Vivek Kirpekar, Sudhir Bhave

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2348-7682

Print ISSN : 2249-8176

Article First Page : 117

Article End Page : 124


Psychiatric aspects of cancer are increasingly being considered important. Emotional and behavioral consequences are common phenomena in patients with cancer and family members. Anxiety, depressive features, delirious behavior, pain and somatic symptoms (fatigue) are encountered during the treatment of cancer. Lifestyle changes have been considered as important aspect to reduce the risk of cancer. Managing emotional issues are integral part of palliative care of a patient with cancer. Besides this care giver’s burden and professional difficulties/burnout while treating a cancer patient are also discussed in this article.

Psychiatric aspects, Cancer, Care giver’s burden, Professional burnout.