From data gained through 71 in-depth interviews, there is evidence that stigma for cancer patients is less of an issue in the cancer centre than outside world.
Wilson K. Luker KA.
At home in hospital? Interaction and stigma in people affected by cancer.
Social Science & Medicine. 62(7):1616-27, 2006 Apr.
Patients with lung cancer report stigmatization, some to the extent that they conceal their illness. There are other consequences as well regarding having a diagnosis strongly associated with smoking.
Accession Number: 2004-15984-004.
Stigma, shame, and blame experienced by patients with lung cancer.
Chapple A. Ziebland S. McPherson A.
British Medical Journal. 328(7454) No Pagination Specified, 2004 Jul.
Women regard alopecia as confronting the lethal nature of cancer; men regard it as a normal, inevitable result of treatment.
Accession Number: 2004-12219-014.
Cancer and stigma: Experience of patients with chemotherapy-induced alopecia.
Patient Education and Counseling. 52(3)333-339, 2004 Mar.
Individuals with HIV/AIDS reported stronger feelings of stigma than did those with cancer. Regardless of diagnosis stigma has a negative impact on the self.
Accession Number: 2000-08171-004.
The dimensionality of stigma: A comparison of its impact on the self of persons with HIV/AIDS and cancer.
Fife BL. Wright ER.
Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 41(1)50-67, 2000 Mar.
In focus groups of African-American women, breast cancer was viewed as a White women's disease and as a fatal disease with a strong stigma.
Accession Number: 2001-17244-004.
Using cultural beliefs and patterns to improve mammography utilization among African-American women: The Witness ProjectReg..
Bailey EJ. Erwin DO. Belin P.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 92(3)136-142, 2000 Mar.
How much has the experience of cancer changed since this 1994 article was written?
Accession Number: 1994-41861-001.
The experience of cancer.
Muzzin LJ. Anderson NJ. Figueredo AT. Gudelis SO.
Social Science & Medicine. 38(9)1201-1208, 1994 May.