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Where this information on coping emotionally with cancer comes from

On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together the section of CancerHelp UK about coping emotionally with cancer.


About CancerHelp UK information

All our information is checked by health professionals who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you live in the UK, have had any of the emotional issues mentioned in this section, and would like to become a patient reviewer, click on contact us.



The US National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Link to NCI coping with cancer section



Symptom management in advanced cancer (3rd edition)
Twycross R and Wilcock A
Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd, 2001

Oxford Textbook of Medicine (4th Edition)
David A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox, John D. Firth, Edward J. Benz Jr
Oxford University Press, 2005


UK and international guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Link to the NICE website

  • The treatment and management of depression in adults with chronic physical health problems - October 2009
  • Management of depression in primary and secondary care – October 2009
  • Improving Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer: the Manual - 2004
  • Anxiety: management of anxiety (panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia, and generalised anxiety disorder) in adults in primary, secondary and community care - December 2004
  • Depression and anxiety - computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) - February 2006

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) treatment guidelines for patients - supportive care
Link to the NCCN website



Prevalence of depression in patients with cancer. Massie M J. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs, 32, 57-71, (2004).


Specialist reviewers

Jane Fior, Clinical Manager, Cancer Counselling Trust
Dr Juliet Spiller, Palliative Care Consultant

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Updated: 17 July 2014