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Title: An exploration into the life experience of young people diagnosed with thyroid cancer
Author: Smith, Stephanie Jayne Teresa
Awarding Body: City University London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2012
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One of the most common cancers affecting young people is thyroid cancer (Ying, Huh. Bottomley, Evans, & Wagucspack, 2(09). Fortunately, modem treatment of this cancer is very effective, however, and prognosis is often excellent (Zampcrini, Gibelli, Gilardi, Tradali, & Chiesa, 2009). Nevertheless, this cancer, like other malignant diagnoses, is often likely to have negative stereotypes attached to it, and little research has been undertaken regarding the psychological impact on those stricken with cancer during young adulthood (Miedema, Hamilton, & Easley, 2007). Nor is much known about the social issues that young people face upon being diagnosed with a treatable cancer. The aim of the current study was la explore young people's experiences of thyroid cancer 10 gain insight into the biological (e.g., disease) psychological (e.g., emotions) and social (e.g., isolation) consequences of the diagnosis and treatment.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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