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Cancer is one of the most common chronic diseases that affects many people annually. It is often associated with high psychological effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of symptoms of psychological disorders in patients with cancer. To this end, through a descriptive study, 109 cancer patients who had referred to chemotherapy ward of Kamkar Arabnia hospital in Qom city were selected. They were tested in terms of symptoms of psychological disorder. Results indicated that 45 percent of patients had some degree of psychological disorder symptoms. The highest prevalence rate was related to somatization and depression with prevalence rate of 54.54% and the lowest prevalence rate was related to phobia symptoms (30%). The prevalence of symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder was higher in patients who were evaluated six months after chemotherapy. Given the high prevalence of symptoms of psychological disorders in cancer patients more measures should be taken to identify domain of psychological disorders and more services related to psychological health should be given to patients.