Blackmore, T. L., del Mundo-Ramos, E., Chepulis, L. M., Lao, C., Burrett, V. M., McCleery, J., … Lawrenson, R. (2020). Psychosocial support needs of women with breast cancer in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Psycho-Oncology. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5510
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Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women and the third most common cancer in New Zealand (NZ), with more than 3000 registrations and 600 deaths annually.¹ While survival from BC in NZ is better than many other cancers, Māori women—the indigenous peoples of NZ—have a higher mortality rate than NZ European women.² Therefore, for many NZ women, a BC diagnosis still threatens possible mortality, and frequently results in significant psychosocial distress. Indeed, around 20% to 50% of women with BC will develop anxiety or depression within 1 year of diagnosis.³
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