When the treatment stops: A qualitative study of life post breast cancer treatment.

  title={When the treatment stops: A qualitative study of life post breast cancer treatment.},
  author={Narelle Powers and Judith Gullifer and Rhonda Shaw},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  volume={21 7},
Public attention focuses on breast cancer treatment and fundraising; however, there is limited discussion about life post-treatment. Once treatment is complete, there can be societal expectations of newfound wellness. To understand this phenomenon, the narratives of nine women post-treatment were explored. Analysis revealed the adoption of the sick role by the participants, the vulnerability experienced with the cessation of treatment, the disturbance of moving on from the security of the… CONTINUE READING
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