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CBT for Smoking Cessation among Cancer Patients

Smoking, alcohol use and depression often co-exist at high rates among patients with head and neck cancer. Researchers recently designed a randomized, controlled study to see whether patients with head and neck cancer and at least one of the above traits improved with integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that addressed all of the above factors. 184 patients were randomly assigned to either usual care or 9-11 CBT phone sessions plus optional medications over a period of six months.…
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