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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Grief counseling (greef KOWN-suh-ling)
The process by which a trained counselor or a support group helps a person work through normal feelings of sorrow after a loss, such as the death of a loved one.

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