Evidence for interventions to improve psychological outcomes in people with head and neck cancer: a systematic review of the literature

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Supportive Care In Cancer, 2011, 19 pp. 871 - 881
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Purpose In addition to cancer-related distress, people with head and neck cancer (HNC) endure facial disfigurement and difficulties with eating and communication. High rates of alcohol use and socio-economic disadvantage raise concerns that patients with HNC may be less likely than others to participate in and adhere to psychological interventions. This article aims to inform future practice and research by reviewing the evidence in support of psychological interventions for this patient group.
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