Friday, 29 March 2013 13:45

Optimism in breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer survivors experience significant stress related to diagnosis and treatment. Even after treatment has been completed, there can be continued psychological and emotional distress. Several studies have shown that this stress has an impact on quality of life for breast cancer survivors and may continue for years after diagnosis and treatment. A very important variable in adjusting to the stress of being a breast cancer survivor and well-being is optimism. According to Karademas (2007), optimism can predict current and future adjustments to stressful conditions.

Published in Pink Ribbon Blog