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Mindfulness can help patients cope with cancer

Added: Thursday 11 December 2014

Mindfulness is a trendy and misunderstood concept at the moment, but there is growing evidence that it can help cancer patients cope with the fear, uncertainty and pain associated with cancer and its treatment. Now there is a branch of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) specifically developed for cancer patients (MBCT-Ca). An article in the most recent issue of <cite>Cancer World</cite> explores the impact of mindfulness training on people who have been diagnosed with cancer.