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

Shona Hilton, Carol Emslie, Kate Hunt, Alison Chapple, Sue Ziebland

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)744-754
    Number of pages11
    JournalQualitative Health Research
    Volume19
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

    Keywords

    • cancer diagnosis
    • gender
    • interviews
    • young adults

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