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Table 3 Themes and subthemes regarding the emotional process

From: Survived but feeling vulnerable and insecure: a qualitative study of the mental preparation for RTW after breast cancer treatment

Themes   Subthemes
Anxiety · Fear of death
  · Fearing recurrence
Fear · Financial and medical insecurity
  · Insecurity about the future
Frustration · Not being able to perform as usual
  · Feeling powerless
Anger · Assuming one is not welcome at work
  · Expecting recognition and support