Living with breast cancer: the experiences and meaning-making among women in Southern Thailand.

@article{Liamputtong2016LivingWB,
  title={Living with breast cancer: the experiences and meaning-making among women in Southern Thailand.},
  author={Pranee Liamputtong and Dusanee Suwankhong},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          371-80
        }
}
We conducted in-depth interviews with 20 women living with breast cancer and invited them to take part in a drawing method. In this paper, we discuss the lived experiences and meaning-making of breast cancer among women in southern Thailand. Our data revealed that the diagnosis of breast cancer generated numerous emotional responses. However, after the initial shock, most women started to accept their reality. The acceptance of their breast cancer played an essential role in the meaning-making… CONTINUE READING
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