Much has been written about women with breast cancer : about women's lifestyles and reproductive strategies as possible risk factors for the disease, factors which impede or facilitate women's participation in mammography screening, ways to involve women in treatment decision-making, and women's ability to cope with breast cancer diagnoses.
Seldom do these accounts examine breast cancer from the perspective of women with the disease.
This essay presents material from an ethnographic study in the United States to explore the ways that women have come forward as informed consumers and activists working to make biomedical practices more responsive to the needs of women with breast cancer.
Insofar as breast cancer activists reflect the concerns of a predominantly white, middle class constituency, however, additional questions are raised concerning their constructions of breast cancer and the problematics of treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Groupe pression, Système santé, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Femme, Homme, Traitement, Politique sanitaire, Education santé, Priorité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie, Action usager
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lobby, Health system, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Woman, Human, Treatment, Health policy, Health education, Priority, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0289931
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.