Although breast cancer (BC) may have negative psychological sequelae, it may also be experienced as an existential challenge, which can derive personal growth. Only one study has been conducted, however, on whether women with BC experience more post-traumatic growth (PTG) than BC-free women. We examined PTG in women with and without BC and whether the characteristics and treatment of BC were associated with PTG.
Acta Oncologica, 2013, Vol 52, Issue 2, p. 345-54
Adaptation, Psychological; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Breast Neoplasms; Carcinoma; Cohort Studies; Denmark; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Personality Development; Personality Inventory; Quality of Life; Questionnaires; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic