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Kvinnors upplevelser av bröstcancer: en litteraturstudie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women's experiences of breast cancer. : a literature study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Breast cancer is developed through multiple mutations in important genes that effect the central life process. The risk of developing breast cancer increases by the numbers of relatives that have been affected. Breast cancer appears in different cellular tissues and sizes depending on the stages that are titled with the numbers zero to four. At the survey of diagnosis, the women can go through several feelings. The treatment is costumed to fit the individual and can consist of several components that can give a lot of side effects, influence the life situation and create suffering on several levels. Aim: The aim was to illuminate the woman´s experiences of breast cancer. Method: A literature-based method is used. The studies´ result were analyzed by a qualitative content analysis of a five steps method. Results: The results are presented in four main themes; Loss, Hope, Fear and Anxiety and Security where Loss contains four subthemes while the rest of the themes consist of three subthemes each. Conclusion: The conditions for feeling safe and hope in the situation for the women with breast cancer are faith and support from the family and the environment. This support was not obvious in every family in the world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
breast cancer, experience
Keyword [sv]
bröstcancer, upplevelse
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9261Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:914004
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Available from: 2016-03-23 Created: 2016-03-23 Last updated: 2016-03-23Bibliographically approved

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