Psychiatric aspects of women with breast cancer.

Elisabeth Kunkel, Emmie I. Chen

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Abstract

Women with breast cancer face not only cancer-related taboos but also issues related to changes in sexuality, femininity, and fertility. Although increased emphasis on the woman's participation in the medical decision-making process has afforded her more treatment options, it also gives her more responsibility in determining her course of treatment through the continuum of cancer care. Patients must deal with a variety of issues related to social reintegration, long-term effects of cancer treatment, employment, disability, sexuality, family, and social networks. Screening for distress related to psychological, spiritual/religious, or social concerns can provide guidance for service delivery to those in need.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Psychiatric clinics of North America
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Psychiatry
Sexuality
Breast Neoplasms
Femininity
Taboo
Neoplasms
Continuity of Patient Care
Social Support
Fertility
Therapeutics
Psychology
Clinical Decision-Making

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Psychiatric aspects of women with breast cancer. / Kunkel, Elisabeth; Chen, Emmie I.

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