Experience of spouses of women with breast cancer: an integrative literature review. Results : The sample consisted of eight studies published betweenwhich pointed to the experiences of the involvement and the care of the husbands towards their ill wives. Conclusion : This study highlights the need for attention and assistance to those spouses, as well as guidance and education to exercise the care the same way as the health staff has done with women.
Breast cancer refers to cancer that begins in the cells within the breasts. It can metastasize spread from the breasts to other areas of the body, such as the bones and liver. Most of the early symptoms of breast cancer involve changes to the breasts.
Three women have opened up about the devastating impact of breast cancer on their intimate relationships, in the hope it will help other women feel confident to seek help. Eight in 10 women are unhappy with their sex lives after the disease, according to charity Breast Cancer Care. Sharon Brooker, 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer in Augusta year after getting married and having her third child.
As a partner, your feelings could be very similar. There is no right or wrong way for couples to cope with breast cancer. It will be up to the two of you to find a coping strategy that works for you both.
When breast cancer is diagnosed, it has the potential to have an impact on a woman's partner and influence how the male partner can support the woman. This qualitative study was undertaken to explore the impact on male partners of having a wife who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In-depth interviews with 15 husbands provided a rich sense of the nature of the impact and how these men responded to it.
What do partners of breast cancer patients care most about? In spite of what you may imagine or fear, studies show that the answer is simply this: Their loved one is alive and feeling well. The loss or alteration of a breast is almost meaningless in contrast.
When his wife was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Dave Mills became partner, protector, pill counter, advocate, organizer — and perhaps most of all, her biggest admirer. Dave Mills was just about to get on his train home from work when his wife of 42 years called to tell him she had breast cancer. That was in March His wife Mary had a mammogram the year prior and was told to come back in less than a year for a follow up due to her dense breast tissue.
When breast cancer strikes our loved one, it is not just an individual affair. It becomes a family journey. Husbands may find themselves in the difficult position of supporting their life partner while managing their own distress.
Metrics details. The shared impact of breast cancer for women and their male partners is emerging as an important consideration during the experience of a breast cancer diagnosis, particularly during survivorship. This study aimed to explore the experiences of women and their partners during early survivorship and contributes a range of insights into the lives of those intimately affected by breast cancer.