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Cancer self help groups are underused

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7111.812 (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:812
  1. E J Watts, Consultant haematologista
  1. a Basildon Hospital, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL

    Editor—It is now established that patients with cancer are prone to psychosocial problems, and recent reviews have shown that they can benefit from taking part in self help or support groups.1 2 The chief medical officer recommended that cancer centres and units should encourage local self help groups,3 but only 48% of oncologists in a recent survey …

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