Surviving breast cancer: women's experiences with their changed bodies.

@article{Brunet2013SurvivingBC,
  title={Surviving breast cancer: women's experiences with their changed bodies.},
  author={Jennifer Brunet and Catherine M Sabiston and Shaunna M. Burke},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={344-51}
}
In this study, we explored women's experiences with their bodies following treatment for breast cancer. Eleven women who had been treated for the disease (M(time since treatment)=4.45 years) were interviewed. Data were collected and analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (Smith et al., 2009). Four main themes emerged from the data: changing visibly and invisibly; experiencing intense thoughts and emotions; meaning of the body: a vehicle of health, well-being, and social… CONTINUE READING

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