Mindfulness based cognitive therapy behavior activation therapy and relaxation for people with cancer a randomized controlled trial (Paperback)
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Cancer is one of the most prevalent disease that has affected a large population around
the globe and Asian countries are one of the worst affected nations. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) predicted approximately 1.16 million people in India will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 50 percent would be in women, World Health Organization (WHO, 2017) International Agency for Research on Cancer reported breast cancer indices has shown an increment by 39.1 percent from 1990 to 2016 and common diagnosis amongst women. Cancer is first or second ranked cause for death in 91 countries (Bray et al., 2018; Ferlay et al., 2019). According to WHO (2020) report on premature mortality ranking India stands 3d across globe further effecting the mortality rate (refer Fig. 1). According to Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, cancer is leading cause of adult death in urban and rural India, ranked as second and fourth, respectively. Heterogeneity in cancer sites has been observed in India. Most common cancer sites observed in men are lung, mouth, esophagus, stomach, and nasopharynx (Mathur et al., 2020) with highest incidence rate of lung and mouth in metropolitan cities including Delhi (Bray et al., 2018). Breast and cervix uteri cancer type are most diagnosed in women with highest incidence rate of breast cancer in metropolitan cities (Mathur et al., 2020), posing a health challenge to women in India (Chaturvedi et al., 2015). According to Nand kumar, Head of National Cancer one in every 8 Indian is at a risk of developing cancer once in their lifetime.
Hearing a word of "cancer" is in itself a huge thing and it can have a profound impact. Cancer diagnoses commence a long journey of treatment effecting physical, psychological health and well-being, having a direct impact on relationship with family members.