A 6 page research paper that consists of a literature review on studies addressing the stress and coping skills involved with having breast cancer. There is a large body of research focusing on how stress affects breast cancer and breast cancer survivors, as well as on how to help women cope with this diagnosis. This examination of this body of research demonstrates that while some studies are informative and encouraging, there is still much to be learned on this topic. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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writer/tutor had to guess -- particularly since this paper is a RUSH assignment. In the faxes, there were five articles in total (several of which were transmitted more than once).
One article (by Davidson) was not included in this paper because the bibliographical information was not included, making it impossible to cite properly. The student can include this article when
writing his/her own paper. Six additional articles were found (to make 10 sources in total). A source file containing the full-text of these articles is available if the student would
like a copy. (This note is not included in the word/page total). One of the most difficult diagnoses that women have to face is breast cancer. Not
only are they confronted with the seriousness of potentially fatal disease, but also it strikes at the most obvious sign of their femininity, which can affect their sense of self
and their confidence in intimate relationships. Furthermore, statistics show that within five years of a diagnosis of operable breast cancer, the disease will recur for roughly one-third of all breast
cancer survivors (Walling, 2002). There is a large body of research focusing on how stress affects breast cancer and breast cancer survivors, as well as on how to help
women cope with this diagnosis. The following examination of this body of research demonstrates that while some studies are informative and encouraging, there is still much to be learned on
this topic. Deadman, et al (2001) conducted a study involving 114 women who were diagnosed with early breast cancer as to the psychological effects involved in treatment choice. It was
found that the women in the study who were advised to undergo a mastectomy, that is, due to the position and nature of their tumor, they were not offered a