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Art-making processes and materials were used by the study participants to shape their own metaphoric thought and so share a more intimate understanding of their cancer experiences.

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Why is it important?

Metaphors that evolve from art making capture variation in women's cancer experiences and may lead to improvements in cancer survivorship care.

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Metaphors can help us communicate experiences that risk being marginalized because there is no language to explain them.

Christine Novy
University of Ottawa

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This page is a summary of: Exploring artmaking as a source of metaphor for women’s cancer experiences: A phenomenological study, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, July 2022, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/jaah_00100_1.
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