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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Counseling (KOWN-suh-ling)
The process by which a professional counselor helps a person cope with mental or emotional distress, and understand and solve personal problems.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.