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LAZA VASQUEZ, Celmira; CANTILLO MEDINA, Claudia Patricia  y  LASSO CONDE, Jasleidy. Living with "IT" at home: the experience on hereditary breast cancer. Index Enferm [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1-2, pp.70-73.  Epub 09-Dic-2019. ISSN 1699-5988.

Hereditary breast cancer is a phenomenon afflicting mainly young women. their experiences are strongly influenced by living altogether with female relatives who suffered it. Therefore, to live at home with "It", that breast cancer, reflects how close is the disease in their daily lives. This biographical correlate brings us a young woman's experience who suffers breast cancer, who lives with "It" and its treatment consequences looking into the mirror of her mother, a cancer survivor. So, In this way, given the diagnosis, this fact exerted great influence in her stubbornness to survive with a body resembling that one before disease. Hence, her breasts reconstruction became not only her ultimate end, but also a way to feel she won her battle against cancer.

Palabras clave : Hereditary cancer; Breast reconstruction; Experiences; Biographical Story.

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