IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Zulfikar Chandra S. Harahap, Bahagia Loebis, M. Surya Husada
Background: Diagnosis of breast cancer does not only affect physical conditions but also social and psychological conditions. The 5-year survival rate for breast cancer patients has increased by 89%. Patients with breast cancer at this stage appear to be the most stressful and have a higher risk for emotional distress. This study aims to determine whether there are differences in depression scores in breast cancer patients before and after mastectomy.