Stigma, survivorship and solutions: Addressing the challenges of living with breast cancer in low-resource areas

M. Mutebi, J. Edge

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Abstract

Breast cancer in developing nations is characterised by late diagnosis. The causes are multifactorial and many are addressed in other articles in this edition of CME. Breast cancer is also seen in younger women. The late-presentation trend is slowly changing in some areas, and an increasing number of women are presenting with early disease. These patients, if managed appropriately, have a more favourable prognosis. As a result, developing nations must now begin to consider the concerns of breast cancer survivorship. In developed countries, there are a number of organisations that support breast cancer survivors. In this article, we highlight some of the psychosocial aspects of living with breast cancer in low-resource areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383
Number of pages1
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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