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Authors

  1. Korhan, Esra Akin PhD
  2. Yildirim, Yasemin PhD
  3. Uyar, Meltem MD
  4. Eyigor, Can MD
  5. Uslu, Ruchan MD

Abstract

This study aims to explore the individual experience of living with cancer pain. This qualitative study was performed by using a phenomenological research design. In-depth and open interviews with participants were conducted to collect the data and a qualitative Colaizzi method of analysis was performed. Following the analysis of the data, the expressions made by the cancer patients during the interviews were grouped under 5 themes. Consistent with the questionnaire format, 5 themes and 19 subthemes of responses were determined describing the pain of the cancer patients. The results of our study have demonstrated that cancer patients go through negative physical, psychological, and social experiences due to the pain they suffered.