In Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer contributors analyze state-of-the-art research, theory, and intervention to prevent cancer, detect it in more treatable stages, and enhance the quality of life among cancer patients and their families. In this shot across the bow of this feared and all-too common disease, contributors explore conceptual and applied currents in health psychology, public health, and behavioral medicine and review major research programs on patient interventions. Authors also describe current thought on the mechanisms through which psychosocial interventions change behaviors or enhance adjustment. Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer vividly witnesses to the power of psychological interventions to enhance treatment and help cancer patients cope with cancer. Health psychologists, public health practitioners, medical doctors, oncologists, and anyone else in the field of cancer care and research will value this book as a rich source of guidance.