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Table 3 Themes and sub-themes

From: Supporter or obstructer; experiences from contact person activities among Swedish women with breast cancer

Theme Sub-theme
1. Shared experiences give new perspectives on having cancer 1:1 Feelings of not being alone
  1:2 Cancer can be survived
2. Feelings of isolation are a part of the identity of the illness 2.1 Being different, unique and odd
  2:2 One among others like oneself
3. Relations with others enable self-help 3:1 Talking with others, asking questions and learning
  3:2 Right time for making contact
  3:3 The contact person provides support
  3:4 Indifference in the contact with the CP