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Families, Coping with Cancer

  • By: Sharon L. Manne & Stacy S. McConnell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer has immense emotional and practical repercussions for the entire family as well as for the patient. Although the medical community has long treated cancer as a “family disease,” the psychological implications of cancer on families ...

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