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Feeling and Healing: Effects of Stress and Support on Cancer Patients

with David Spiegel, M.D. Jack, Lulu & Sam Wilson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine

100 minutes


Dr. Spiegel reviews recent research on the most effective ways to handle the inevitable stress of cancer: learning to express rather than suppress the emotions that accompany the illness, finding good social support, improving communication with loved ones and doctors, and facing fears directly. He presents encouraging evidence that the body's stress response hormone system can influence the course of the disease.


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