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The View and Role of Breast Cancer Advocacy

  • Stella Kyriakydes
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Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 151)

A diagnosis of breast cancer finds no woman prepared. Despite the increasing levels of awareness surrounding this disease, one never actually expects to hear this diagnosis when it involves one's own self. It appears that human beings have an inborn defense mechanism which frequently allows one to push undesirable or difficult life events into dark areas of ones brain, or, when actually faced with the potential reality, one still feels it is almost magically going to go away. How often do human beings project onto others experiences which they are afraid will touch upon themselves?

Keywords

Breast Cancer Breast Reconstruction Building Partnership Breast Cancer Awareness World Woman 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Past President of EUROPA DONNA CyprusEngomiCyprus

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