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PRATES, Ana Carolina Lagos; ZANINI, Daniela Sacramento  and  VELOSO, Márcia de Faria. Body investiment and sexual performance in women with post surgery of breast cancer. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.1, pp. 264-278. ISSN 1516-0858.

This study investigated the self-image and sexuality in women with breast cancer. For this theoretical frameworks used in the study of the representation of cancer, the origin of cancer, self-image and sexuality. Participated in the research 61 women with breast cancer at the Hospital das Clinicas / UFG who have already undergone surgery to mastectomy, quadrantectomy and reconstruction aged 30 to 80 years. Two questionnaires were completed FSFI and BIS. The data analysis was obtained by SPSS version 12.0 at the level p < 0.05 and p < 0.01. The data show that the sexuality of these women go crashing during treatment, more specifically, after being subjected to surgery. Already the investment body image still remains high.

Keywords : Women with breast cancer; Body image; Female.

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