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Att leva med bröstcancer: Kvinnors upplevelse av att bli diagnostiserad med bröstcancer
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live with breast cancer : women`s experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Bröstcancer är den vanligaste cancerformen hos kvinnor. Kvinnor som

drabbas av sjukdomen påverkas både psykiskt och fysiskt. Bröstcancerdiagnosen kan

ge upphov till olika negativa känslor bland annat rädsla och oro. Femårsöverlevnaden

hos kvinnor med bröstcancer har ökat under senare tid. Syfte: Att beskriva kvinnors

upplevelser efter att fått diagnosen bröstcancer. Metod: En litteraturstudie gjordes

och genom sökningar i databaser framkom tio stycken vetenskapliga artiklar med

kvalitativ ansats, som granskades och analyserades. Resultat: Fyra teman,

emotionella problem, förändrad självbild, oro inför eventuell död och framtid och

hantering av sjukdom framkom. Upplevelsen av bröstcancer är individuell och

framkallar olika känslor. För att undvika påfrestning på anhöriga upplevdes det

professionella stödet som viktigt. Slutsatser: Kunskap om kvinnors upplevelser i

samband med bröstcancer är viktigt för att vårdpersonal ska få en bättre förståelse av

de drabbade kvinnornas situation. Aktuella studier påvisar endast negativa aspekter av

sjukdomen och utesluter hälsofrämjande aspekter vilket ger utrymme för ytterligare

forskning.

Abstract [en]

Background: Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer which women are

diagnosed with. Women suffering from the disease are affected both mentally and

physically. A breast cancer diagnose may cause various negative emotions including

fear and anxiety. The number of women surviving a breast cancer diagnose has

increased in relation to a five-year-survival. Objective: To describe women's

experiences of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Method: A literature study was

made and through searches in databases, ten scientific articles were collected and a

qualitative approach was used. The articles were reviewed and analyzed. Results:

Four themes, emotional problems, altered self-image, anxiety about death and the

future and management of the disease emerged. The experience of breast cancer is

individual and evokes different feelings. In order to avoid stress on relatives the

professional support was considered to be important. Conclusion: Knowledge about

women's experiences when diagnosed with breast cancer is important in order for

health personnel to have a better understanding of the women affected and their

situation. Continued research on women's experiences of breast cancer, for example,

health promotion aspects may be needed, as recent studies only indicate the negative

aspects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Breast cancer, emotion, experience, women
Keyword [sv]
Bröstcancer, kvinnor, känslor, upplevelser
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30925OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-30925DiVA: diva2:929601
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Nursing
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Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-05-19 Last updated: 2016-06-01Bibliographically approved

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