The oncological and psychological care of women cancer patients is part of the day-to-day work of a gynecologist. In practice, the gynecologist must be able to give competent answers to questions about the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological tumors. In addition, the gynecologist must show empathy and sensitivity when dealing with his/her cancer patients before and after treatment. The new gynecological pocket book is a practical guide and includes chapters on:
- Special information for advising patients with regard to the different types of gynecological tumors
- The psychological effects of cancer diseases, how to convey bad news, anxiety/depression, fatigue syndrome, support during after-care
- Possibilities for further training and supervision for gynecologists
Friederike Siedentopf, DRK Kliniken, Berlin.