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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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POUSA RODRIGUEZ, Verónica et al. Depression and cancer: a review oriented to clinical practice. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.3, pp.166-172. ISSN 0123-9015.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccan.2015.04.005.

Depression is an entity that concerns about the15-25% of the patients with cancer. In spite of his high incident, it is habitually an under diagnosed disorder and do not receive adequate treatment. This fact drives to a worse quality of life, a worse adherence to the treatment and a minor rate of survival. There is evidence of the efficiency of pharmacological and psychological boardings in the patients with cancer and depression. The aim of this paper is to have a vision on those interventions with demonstrated efficiency. This treatment allows to the patients with cancer to develop a better confrontation of his disease and to achieve a better quality of life.

Keywords : Cancer; Depression; Treatment; Relaxation.

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