Hur det dagliga livet påverkas efter cystektomi på grund av urinblåsecancer

  • Monica Eklund
  • Pia Svensson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Bladder cancer exists in different forms and in muscle invasive cancer, radical surgery is the standard treatment. Assuming that the cancer has not spread, then, a cystectomy is done. Many people have a natural ability to handle crises and generate a new personal balance. A nurse can offer advice and support in the situation and should have knowledge of changes in the person's physical and mental condition. Aim: The aim was to illustrate how people who have undergone cystectomy because of bladder cancer felt that their daily lives were affected. Methods: A literature review has been done where 15 scientific papers have been reviewed. Results: The subjects suffered from various problems after cystectomy. Urinary Problems, abdominal and stool problems, and change in life were common, but also problems with an altered body image and problems with social support occurred. Conclusion: There are different factors that affect the daily lives after a cystectomy. Knowledge of how people might react is important for nurses, in order to address the problems and provide advice and support on various coping strategies to deal with the situation. When that is the case, individual care can be given, based on each person's needs.

    Date of Award2013-Feb-19
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorAnna-Carin Attåsen (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Medical and Health Sciences (3)


    • bladder cancer
    • support
    • coping
    • daily life

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