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An investigation of cancer stigma and its impact on posttraumatic growth among cancer patients

Threader, Jennifer


Increased cancer incidence and decreased disease mortality has resulted in higher rates of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Therefore, understanding the psychological impact of coping with cancer is paramount. Stigma can be among the challenges associated with the cancer experience but research into the specific causes and consequences is limited. Stigma reflects a devalued identity, which results in lowered self-esteem and strained social relationships. In addition to these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5158b1603c3
Access Rights: Open Access


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