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Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Role of Nocebo in Cancer Treatment

The definition of Nocebo is "a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psycho-sematic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis."

I want to discuss the power of the doctor's diagnosis over the patient, and the power of the patient over the diagnosis, especially as it relates to cancer treatment.

A few months ago I wrote a blog called Placebo & Nocebo. It has some valuable information on this subject and is worth revisiting.

For more on Nocebo and how it can affect the doctor / patient relationship, watch the video below.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a nice post in an interesting line of content. Thanks for sharing this article, great way of bring such topic to discussion.

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