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Patient, cured, victim or survivor of urological cancer? A qualitative study.

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Summary of "Patient, cured, victim or survivor of urological cancer? A qualitative study."

to describe the meanings that patients attribute to the term cancer survivor and to analyze the identities assumed by them according to their experience with the disease.

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Name: Revista latino-americana de enfermagem
ISSN: 1518-8345
Pages: e3089

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An assessment of a patient's illness, its chronicity, severity, and other qualitative aspects.

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