Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1990.
Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #4158
Hospital library label residue/pocket, light tone. Solid copy.; "An understanding of the psychosocial problems that cancer patients and their families face must take into account not only the actual manifestations of the disease, but the MEANING individuals attach to it. Known as a global scourge, cancer has remained the most feared disease among all societies. It has also, across cultures, been the single disease considered so frightening that physicians protected patients from knowledge of the diagnosis. ... The dread and fear attached to cancer came from the perception that it sentenced one to a painful death." ; ESO European School of Oncology Monographs; Ex-Library.