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  1. Weitz, M. Velma DrNP, MSN, CRNP
  2. Fisher, Kathleen PhD, CRNP
  3. Lachman, Vicki D. PhD, APRN, MBE


This phenomenological study explores the "lived experience" of 8 women with stage I or II breast cancer who used mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). The following 4 themes were identified: (1) the cancer journey: a shift in perception, (2) the treatment journey: the experience of MBSR, (3) the journey toward recovery, and (4) the journey toward self.