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Gynecological Cancer 

Gynecological Cancer
Gynecological Cancer

Mary K. Hughes

and Melissa L. Ozga

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date: 30 July 2021

The gynecological cancers present a special set of psychosocial problems. The problems vary by site, but all women experience a common set of emotional difficulties. Since screening is imperfect and not universally used, diagnosis is sometimes missed and/or delayed. Because gynecological cancer is less common, support from others is less readily available and it is common for patients to experience guilt, embarrassment, feelings of aloneness and being misunderstood. By using inclusive and unbiased language, clinicians help patients feel more accepted.

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