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Disclosing a cancer diagnosis to friends and family: a gendered analysis of young men's and women's experiences.

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Little is known about how young adults disclose their cancer diagnosis to family and friends, and whether there are similarities or differences between men and women. This article compares young adults' experiences of disclosing a cancer diagnosis, drawing on narrative interviews with 37 respondents aged 18 to 34 years. Most respondents were open about their diagnosis, and there were striking similarities in the difficulties that men and women described and in their desire to protect relative...

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10.1177/1049732309334737

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Herg
Journal:
Qualitative health research
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
744-754
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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EISSN:
1552-7557
ISSN:
1049-7323
URN:
uuid:5023cf1b-ce93-4fcd-8e08-e5efc3b18d9e
Source identifiers:
220766
Local pid:
pubs:220766

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