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Breast cancer among women causes many psychosocial symptoms in these patients which include depression, fatigue, and anxiety. Interventions such as art therapy have been successful in reducing the level of stress and enhancing mental well-being in women with breast cancer. This literature review highlights the saliency of art therapy to enhance the quality of life and mental health of women with breast cancer, and help women cope with their illness, and find meaning to it. Furthermore, in this literature review, art therapy is discussed to affect psychosocial factors that are related to levels of mortality and survivorship in breast cancer patients. Further studies and research have been recommended to elucidate on the saliency of art therapy interventions for women with breast cancer and cancer survivorship.
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Hage Obeid, Soraya, "A Literature Review of Art Therapy for Women with Breast Cancer" (2019). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 108.
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