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CARRERA MARTINEZ, Diego; BRANA MARCOS, Beatriz; VEGAS PARDAVILA, Estefanía  y  VILLA SANTOVENA, Mónica de la. Positive attitude: a strategy for overcoming breast cancer: Story of a survivor. Index Enferm [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.1-2, pp.124-126. ISSN 1132-1296.

Breast cancer can be considered as one of the most aggressive diseases for women because of the physical and psychological affectation that disease and its treatments cause. The accomplishment of this biographical story has permitted us to share with the participant her experiences about overcoming the disease, her attitude before this vital challenge and the vision that she has of life after leaving it behind. By the speech, we are transmitted her attitude to get over her illness, her willpower and positive attitude towards the disease, something that is so important for her as the follow-up of the medical consultations or the administration of treatments. The desire to continue with her habitual life and to take care of her beloved people make her assumes the side effects of the treatments as something less important.

Palabras clave : Biographical story; Breast cancer; Positive attitude; Hope.

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