Many young patients, aware of the hypnosis program on the oncology units, asked for assistance with problems that lay outside the planned research. The therapy of patients who were trying to cope with other types of pain produced a broader understanding of the spectrum of pain in cancer and of how hypnotherapy could help. In addition, a variety of problems, troublesome to patients, resulted from chemotherapy (nausea, vomiting, loss of hair), from surgery (disfigurement), and from general anxiety including fears of recurrence.