Breast cancer survivorship : contributing factors for special populations Public Deposited

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  • More women than ever before survive breast cancer with 89% of those diagnosed becoming survivors (NCI, 2008). However, according to the National Cancer Institute (2005) some groups of women bear a greater burden of difficulty in survivorship. Sexual minority women (SMW), or women who partner with other women in romantic and spousal relationships, experience a higher prevalence of breast cancer and little is known about the unique factors that influence their breast cancer survivorship as compared to heterosexual women. This cross-sectional study investigated the influence of sexual identity/orientation, perceived social support, perceived stress, perceived discrimination and years since diagnosis status on breast cancer survivor's quality of life and affect. Two-hundred-eleven (143 heterosexual and 68 sexual minority) female breast cancer survivors completed online, electronic surveys regarding their breast cancer survivorship. Survivorship was assessed in this purposeful sample with quality of life and affect/mood scales. Statistical analyses including linear regression and t-tests indicated few statistically significant differences between heterosexual and sexual minority breast cancer survivor's scores on quality of life and affect. Significant differences in women's report of perceived stress were determined. Findings also pointed to perceived discrimination as an important factor in understanding the influence of sexual orientation and identity on the quality of SMW's breast cancer survivorship.
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