Making Sense of Turmoil: How Women Reconcile Their Emotional Response to Discovery of a Potential Breast Cancer Symptom.

Authors: O'Mahony, M., Hegarty, J. & Rooney, V.M.

Source: Cancer Nurs. 2017 Nov 7. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000548. [Epub ahead of print]

BACKGROUND: Breast cancer continues to be a major public health problem for women. Early detection and treatment are key to improved outcomes. Whereas most women seek help promptly, some postpone seeking help for self-discovered breast symptoms. Investigation of women’s help-seeking behaviour and the associated influencing factors on self-discovery of a breast symptom were sought.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article is to report the qualitative data from women who had self-discovered a breast symptom.
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