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To investigate the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and patient education (PE) on anxiety in adult cancer survivors
CBT is effective for short-term management (less than 8 months) of anxiety. Individually based interventions were more effective than those delivered in a group format. Various CBT approaches provided in an individual format can assist cancer survivors in reducing the emotional distress of anxiety.