"The support I need": women's experiences of social support after having received breast cancer diagnosis and awaiting surgery.

@article{Drageset2012TheSI,
  title={"The support I need": women's experiences of social support after having received breast cancer diagnosis and awaiting surgery.},
  author={Sigrunn Drageset and Torill Christine Lindstr\om and Tove Giske and Kjell Underlid},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={E39-47}
}
BACKGROUND Social support is associated with a better adjustment to breast cancer, whereas inadequate social support increases psychological distress. However, the period between diagnosis and surgery is particularly stressful, and few studies have addressed the significance of social support in this period. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to… CONTINUE READING