Feelings and Perceptions Facing the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: an Integrative Review

  • Yanna Gomes de Sousa
  • Larissa Mendonça Torres
  • Alessandra Rodrigues Feijao
  • Isabelle Katherinne Fernandes
  • Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de Carvalho
  • Soraya Maria de Medeiros

Abstract

The aim of this article is to investigate feelings and perceptions presented by women diagnosed with breast cancer from the scientific literature. This is an integrative literature review where the studies were collected in databases SciELO, LILACS, CINAHL, Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science and Psycinfo in the months of April, May and June 2015. The sample included 24 publications. Articles selected on the feelings and perceptions facing the diagnosis of breast cancer were mostly linked to the fear of ideas, anxiety, depression, worry and anxiety. Given these findings, it is important that all patients diagnosed with breast cancer have adequate psychological support during all phases of treatment.

 

 

Published
Apr 22, 2016
How to Cite
DE SOUSA, Yanna Gomes et al. Feelings and Perceptions Facing the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: an Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, apr. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1515>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1932.
Section
Oncology

Keywords

Breast Neoplasm. Diagnostic. Emotions. Cancer Perceptions.

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