Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Review Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Female Breast Cancer Patients Need for Social Support: Implications for Patients without Partners and Health Care Professionals

Amanda C Ginter1* and Bonnie Braun2
1Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Maryland Extension, USA
2Family Science Department, University of Maryland, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. Amanda C. Ginter, Ph.D
Faculty Research Associate, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Maryland Extension, 1202 Symons Hall | College Park, MD 20742, USA
Tel: (513) 687-7258
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 11, 2014 Accepted: May 28, 2014 Published: June 24, 2014
Citation: Ginter AC, Braun B (2014) Female Breast Cancer Patients’ Need for Social Support: Implications for Patients without Partners and Health Care Professionals. J Womens Health, Issues Care 3:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000147

Abstract

Female Breast Cancer Patients’ Need for Social Support: Implications for Patients without Partners and Health Care Professionals

This article describes findings from a review of literature initially targeting female breast cancer patients without partners. Women with breast cancer, the second most common cancer among women, often report that their main social support comes from intimate partners.

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Female; Health care; Partners; Patients

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