Learning Objectives

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.