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LONDONO CALLE, Yenly Catherine. Working, overcome's the breast cancer. Index Enferm [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.3, pp.161-165. ISSN 1699-5988.

This is a qualitative study supported in the Founded Theory, which use interviews in depth to twenty women resident in the city of Medellin (Colombia) who receive treatment for breast cancer during 2005 to 2007. The purpose was discover the process of adaptation to new conditions of life and health, within a sociocultural context. The secondary objective was to understand how they fight with breast cancer. In this article will develop this last objective, that lets see how the women initiate a work of integral fortification from the moment in which they discover the disease. This strategy arose like an important category that it gives whatever of the creativity, persistence and dedication the women adopted to face and to leave victorious their fight against breast cancer.

Keywords : Breast Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Work; Strengthrening; Social Support.

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