The Condition Of Breast Cancer And Its Relevant Treatment Essay

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Annotated Bibliography
Introduction:
This annotated bibliography will be based on the condition of breast cancer and its relevant treatment. Breast cancer is the most common female cancer and globally remains a major public health concern (Meade and Dowling 2012). The condition will be evaluated from a prospective of nursing care, the relevant treatment, and the management of patients with the condition. The electronic database CINAHL, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MEDLINE and PsycINFO will be used.

Search strategy on the topic of breast cancer and the relevant treatment.

Database search strategy: What did you do? Why did you do this? (explain your thinking) What was the result?
What initial search terms did you use and how were these combined? Once the CINAHL database website was opened the Choose Databases option was clicked. Once opened a list of databases were presented, and the four other databases were added. When redirected back to the home page breast cancer was typed into the keyword search section. This was done to get academic Journal on breast cancer. 258,939
What further refinements did you make of this initial search(es)? Chemotherapy and radiotherapy were then typed into the other two keyword search sections. This was done to narrow the result and to get journals focused more on the treatment and management of the condition. 6,602
What additional inclusion/exclusion criteria did you apply? The search was then limited to full text and…

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