Cancer affects many areas of an individuals life, making the need for counselling inevitable if the whole person has to be treated. The most common approach in medicine is to treat conditions physically; psychological interventions are rarely incorporated into a patients treatment plan. The counsellor is often approached only after the patient or family members have experienced a crisis situation.
This book is for counsellors, social workers, adult educators, caregivers, and the general public to have more knowledge about cancer. It provides a guide on how to counsel cancer patients and help the patients and their families understand what they are going through and make decisions on how to live with cancer. It has rationalised the need for counselling cancer patients. It will help someone in one way or the other to come to terms with the cancer situation by the grace of God.