Document Type

Conceptual Paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Welfare (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Corinne Warrener


Using the Afrocentric Perspective, this research study explored the role of social worker in working with breast cancer. It examined the various psychosocial factors like culture influence, effects of treatment and body image on the women with breast cancer. Prior research showed that social and community support plays a significant role in helping women with breast cancer. White women have shown have higher ratio of breast cancer as compared to black women and their lives effect more than men. Various techniques like Supportive therapy, psychoeducation, cognitive behavior therapy and group work have been proved to be effective with this population, Social workers can play effective role in enhancing the social support network of the individuals having breast cancer. Future research is suggested to include role of community in recovery of patients.

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Social Work Commons