'It's hard to take because I am a man's man': an ethnographic exploration of cancer and masculinity.

@article{Cecil2010ItsHT,
  title={'It's hard to take because I am a man's man': an ethnographic exploration of cancer and masculinity.},
  author={Rosanne Cecil and Eilis M Mc Caughan and Kader Parahoo},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={501-9}
}
This paper reports on a study into male participation in cancer support groups, which elicited data on the impact of cancer on masculinities. This small qualitative pilot study, which took place in Belfast in Northern Ireland, involved semi-structured interviews with eight men with a history of cancer who were no longer being actively treated (i.e. they were not receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy), and who were proficient in spoken and written English. Whereas most studies into men with… CONTINUE READING

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