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Kvinnors upplevelse av att diagnostiseras och behandlas förbröstcancer samt sjukdomens påverkan på livssituationen: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women's experiences of being diagnosed and treated for breastcancer and how the disease affects the life situation : A literature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. It is considered anappalling disease with its high mortality, demanding treatment and major impact on selfimageand body perception.

Aim: The aim of this study is to describe women's experiences of being diagnosed and treatedfor breast cancer and how the breast cancer affects their life situation.

Method: The method used was a literature study based on qualitative research. Eleven studieswere analysed according to the five-step model by Friberg.

Results: The analysis resulted in three main themes and sex subthemes. The main themeswere: The life is threatened, Suffer from disease and Life continues.

Conclusion: Suffering from breast cancer imposes changes on all aspects of the women's life,both physically, mentally and socially and evokes various individual coping strategies. In thisprocess it is vital that the nurse, which is closest to the patient, has a good understanding ofthe various patterns of crisis reaction to be able to deliver a good professional care andindividual support to the women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
Breast neoplasms, coping strategies, emotions, experience, nursing
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12380Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12380DiVA, id: diva2:1210774
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved

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