African American women's experiences with the initial discovery, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.

@article{Lackey2001AfricanAW,
  title={African American women's experiences with the initial discovery, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.},
  author={Nancy R Lackey and Marie F Gates and Geraldine Brown},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={519-27}
}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the experiences of African American women living with breast cancer following the primary diagnosis and while undergoing initial treatment. DESIGN Phenomenologic. SAMPLE/SETTING 13 African American women (ages 30-66) purposefully selected from two oncology clinics in the mid-South. METHODS Phenomenologic interviews (transcribed verbatim) and field notes were analyzed using Colaizzi's method of phenomenologic description and analysis. FINDINGS Experience… CONTINUE READING