Volume 12, Issue 1 (5-2009)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2009, 12(1): 29-39 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Breast Cancer is the most common malignancy and is the second largest cause of death among 35-55 years old women. The aim of this study is explore and to describe women's experiences with breast cancer for achieving a deeper comprehension of their individual experiences. Methods and Materials: This is a qualitative study with a phenomenological approach. Sampling method was purposive and continued till data saturation. Twenty two participants (patients,families and treatment team) attended in the study.Data were collected by using in-depth interviewing and were analyzed by “Parse”method. We tried to analyze qualitative data based on valid criteria. Results: The findings of this research were summarized into four core concepts:delay in diagnosis and treatment, treatment rejection, drowning in suffering (reaction to disease,facing with outcome of treatment,exposure to treatment system, ineffective care and disturbance in daily life of the family) and moving toward normal life. Conclusion: Knowledge of treatment team from the expriences of women suffering from breast cancer helps them to play a better role in their treatment. It seems, this is essential for make a shift from terminal treatment to early diagnosis. Also it emphasise to use of source for support of patients.
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Type of Study: Qulitative | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/13