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Changes in emotional functioning in women with carcinoma of the mammary gland

Silviya Tzvetkova, Kameliya Todorova Tsvetanova, Ivelina Ivanova, Slavcho Tomov, Todor Dimitrov

Abstract

Summary: The carcinoma of mammary gland is the most frequent female malignant disease in Bulgaria and in most of the developed countries. Its share is about 25% of all malignant diseases and it takes place second among the mortality reasons due to oncological diseases. The cancer disease inevitably leaves a trace in women and changes their quality of life, influences their psychosocial status, causes anxiety and distress and changes their views on life and the future. All the spheres building the concept „quality of life` are influenced in different ways by the dynamics of emotionality and experience. The current research study examines the correlation between subjectively estimated anxiety which is proved by tools and psychosocial functioning in women with breast cancer.

Keywords

carcinoma of mammary gland, anxiety, quality of life

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v48i4.1783
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About The Authors

Silviya Tzvetkova
Medical University-Pleven
Bulgaria

Faculty of Public Health

Kameliya Todorova Tsvetanova
UMHAT `Dr. G. Stranski` Ltd. - Pleven
Bulgaria

Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Ivelina Ivanova
UMHAT `Dr. G. Stranski` Ltd. - Pleven
Bulgaria

Department of Medical Oncology

Slavcho Tomov
Medical University - Pleven
Bulgaria

Todor Dimitrov
UMHAT `Dr. G. Stranski` Ltd. - Pleven
Bulgaria

Clinic of Gynecologic Oncology

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