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Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective method for controlling cancer pain. The techniques most often employed involved physical relaxation coupled with imagery that provides a substitute focus of attention for the painful sensation. !0-years follow-up of a randomised trial involving 86 women with cancer showed that a year of weekly “supportive/expressive” group therapy significantly increased survival duration and time from recurrence to death.  This intervention encourages patients to express and deal with strong emotions and also focuses on clarifying doctor-patient communication. Numerous studies suggest that suppression of negative effect, excessive conformity, severe stress, and lack of social support predict a poorer medical outcome from cancer.