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The aim of this research was comparing the personality dimensions, type C and coping strategies in cancer patients and normal groups. The sample of this study consist of 100 participants (50 cancer patients and 50 without cancer). They were selected by using the stratified random sampling method. The normal groups were matched with the cancer group concerning the demographic characteristics (age, sexuality and education). Participants were asked to complete the Eysenck’s personality questionnaire, type C and coping style inventories. Analysis of the data was based on the multiple- analysis of variance (MANOVA). The results revealed that neuroticism, extroversion (P<0/01), psychoticism, type C (P<0/05) and emotional-focused coping(P<0/01) scores of cancer patients significantly were higher than non-cancer individuals. Also, the results revealed that there was no significant difference between both group in problem solving coping.