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psychooncology

Pronunciation: si'ko-ong-kol'o-je

Definition: The psychological aspects of the treatment and management of the patient with cancer; it combines elements of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine with special concern for the psychosocial needs of the patient and his or her family.

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