By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand the nature of cancer, risk factors, living with cancer and caring for someone with cancer
- Understand the multiple risk factors including genetic, environmental and behavioural toxins
- Understand the profound physical, psychosocial and existential impacts of cancer
- Show an awareness of the design and testing of a psychological intervention
- Evaluate the quality of evaluation research of psychosocial interventions.