Cancer is a major cause of mortality in all age groups and is now considered a chronic disease that is treatable in many situations, especially when diagnosed early. It continues to be a stigmatized disease, full of mysteries. Cancer originates a rupture in the habitual way of life and the beginning of a state of a crisis. If we consider that the diagnosis of cancer can be a situation of chaos for the patient, chemotherapy therapy can exacerbate all bad feelings and cause a physical fragility.
in Journal of Palliative Care and Nursing. January 19, 2017.