The Experience of diagnosis and time of chemotherapy of women with breast cancer

A Meta-aggregative review


  • Jan Daniel Kellerer a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:154:"Department of Nursing Science and Gerontology, UMIT – Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria";}
  • Magdalena Haun Department of Nursing Science and Gerontology, UMIT – Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria
  • Matthias Rohringer Department of Nursing Science and Gerontology, UMIT – Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria



Breast cancer, Experience, Diagnosis, Chemotherapy, Meta-aggregative review


Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent malignancies in women worldwide and affects all dimensions of health. The aim of this meta-aggregative review is to describe the experience of diagnosis and the subsequent period of therapy of women with breast cancer. Following a systematic literature research, ten publications were included in the meta-aggregative review and the study results were synthesized by categorization. Emotional burden, challenges, psychosocial support, and individual coping strategies were described by affected women, and disease-related information sharing and fulfilment of expectations in health professionals were experienced as unsatisfactory. There is a need for improvement in the context of information and counseling measures by health professionals.



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How to Cite

Kellerer, J. D., Haun, M., & Rohringer, M. (2021). The Experience of diagnosis and time of chemotherapy of women with breast cancer : A Meta-aggregative review. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(9), 500–514.