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Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Apr;34(2):119-23. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.101774.

The effect of anxiety on breast cancer patients.

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  • 1UTM Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, University Technology Malaysia International Campus, Jalan Semamarak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

Cancer is a disease wherein abnormal cells divide without control and are able to attack other tissues. Most of the patients and their families face some degree of depression, anxiety, and fear when cancer becomes a part of their lives. They feel helpless and eager to find ways on how to get rid of it. The study focuses on anxiety among breast cancer patients. It aims at investigating cancer, its symptoms, and effects the disease has on the anxiety level of patients.

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Anxiety; breast cancer; effect of anxiety; symptoms of anxiety

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