The lived experience of ovarian cancer: A phenomenological approach

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 05/16/2012

An understanding of the common experiences and shared meanings of women with ovarian cancer may contribute to earlier diagnosis and improved quality of life. The women identified symptoms that should generate concern when reported to providers, potentially leading to diagnostic testing. The experiences may also serve to inform the development of interventions aimed at meeting the needs of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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