"A Bump in the Road"- Older Women's Views on Surviving Breast Cancer
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Psychosoc. Oncol.
older women; breast cancer; survivorship; grounded theory; QUALITY-OF-LIFE; PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT; FOLLOW-UP; AGE; SURVIVORSHIP; DIAGNOSIS; SYMPTOMS; FATIGUE; STRESS; IMPACT; Psychology, Social
Due to the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, surviving with breast cancer will become more common, but also more complicated, as older women are often dealing with additional chronic illnesses and problems of aging. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how older women view surviving breast cancer in context with aging. Findings suggest that most women are able to put their cancer experience in the background and come to view breast cancer as a bump in the road through expecting illness with aging, putting cancer in perspective, and sensing a partnership.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
""A Bump in the Road"- Older Women's Views on Surviving Breast Cancer" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4330.