"cast adrift": The experience of completing treatment among women with early stage breast cancer

Carrie E. Lethborg, David Kissane, W. Ivon Burns, Raymond Snyder

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A clear percentage of women with early breast cancer cope with the active period of treatment and then struggle to adjust as medical support becomes less intensive. This study highlights issues that call arise in a phase of illness relatively neglected previously. Recognition of the needs of women at ccmpletion of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy necessitates a new approach to delivery of care with a targeted intervention that specifically addresses their adjustment to potential survivorship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-90
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000


  • Breast cancer
  • Posttreatment
  • Qualitative
  • Survivorship

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