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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | January 2012

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Living with and beyond breast cancer

Living with and beyond breast cancer

Pages: 6 - 12

Article topics: Cancer survivorship, Fatigue, Late effects of cancer treatment, Lymphoedema, Psychological distress, Support

Anne Williams explores the issue of cancer survivorship from the perspective of women who have undergone breast cancer treatment. The article examines three specific aspects relevant to breast cancer and its treatment: fatigue; psychological distress; and lymphoedema. It considers the implications for health professionals such as community nurses in supporting women who are living with and beyond breast cancer.

Anne F Williams, Macmillan Teaching Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN

Article accepted for publication: October 2011