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TORRES MARINO, Ángela María. Relationship between type C behavior and breast cancer. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2006, vol.5, n.3, pp. 563-574. ISSN 1657-9267.

The main objective of this study was to investigate deeply the relationship between Type C behavior pattern and breast cancer through an analytical observation design of cases and controls. Three groups of variables were established: demographical, medical and risk factors, including in the last one the Type C behavior, for three groups: a) women with breast cancer, b) women with cervix cancer, and c) healthy women. The changing answer for ‘having breast cancer’ is determined by the family history of sickness, having hormone replace therapy, the history of the ovarian and endometrial cancer, and the age of the participants. One concludes that the behavior pattern, so and as is raised until the moment, is related more to the way the disease is faced, than a type of premorbid personality. New factors are proposed in base of the Five Factor Model, the Temperament and Character set out.

Keywords : Psiconcology; Personality; Type C behavior pattern; Breast cancer; Risk factors.

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