Partner abandonment of women with breast cancer. Myth or reality?

  title={Partner abandonment of women with breast cancer. Myth or reality?},
  author={J Taylor-Brown and Michaux Kilpatrick and Elizabeth Maunsell and Michel Dorval},
  journal={Cancer practice},
  volume={8 4},
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to determine the existing evidence related to marital breakdown after a breast cancer diagnosis by reviewing studies that highlight two current belief models: the lay belief model and the clinical belief model. OVERVIEW The small number of studies conducted on this topic since 1988 revealed no data to confirm the lay belief model, which proposes that women with breast cancer are abandoned by their partners. The evidence appears to support the clinical… CONTINUE READING

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