n African Journal of Psychiatry - Mechanisms used to face difficulties encountered following surgical treatment for breast cancer : scientific letter
|Article Title||Mechanisms used to face difficulties encountered following surgical treatment for breast cancer : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Author||Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Silvia Helena Da Silva and Maria De Fatima Guerreiro Godoy|
|Publication Date||Feb 2009|
|Pages||75 - 76|
Qualitative studies report factors that may affect the quality of life (QoL) of patients after breast cancer treatment. These range from lack of information provided by healthcare professions, in relation to complications, which include lymphedema and inflammatory processes, to emotional problems including shock, fear, revulsion, frustration, a negative body image, anxiety and depression.
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