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Aplikace poznatků psychoneuroimunologie v kontextu komplexní onkologické léčby karcinomu prsu

Title in English Psychoneuroimmunology in Context of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Treatment
Authors

SKŘIVANOVÁ Kateřina GREGOR Jakub BENDOVÁ Marcela BRANČÍKOVÁ Dagmar ELFMARKOVÁ Nela SVĚRÁK Tomáš PETERKOVÁ Hana DUŠEK Ladislav

Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Klinická onkologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Field Psychology
Keywords psychoneuroimmunology; breast cancer; coping behavior; stress; adaptation
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Description Background: Numerous studies have proven a relationship between stress and cancer progression or recurrence, and on the other hand, positive effects of psychological and social support and interventions on cancer patients’ quality of life. Purpose: This review article aims to provide an overview of recent studies that dealt with effects of psychosocial interventions on health and psychological state of breast cancer patients, from cellular and immune response over coping skills to overall survival. Conclusion: Both short- and long-term studies have proven positive effects of psychosocial interventions on levels of stress hormones, cellular (immune) response and general patients’ quality of life. On the other hand, findings on overall survival are contradictory and cannot provide unambiguous conclusions.
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