Objective: To determine that there is or not a difference between patient and patient’s relatives from psychologic aspect of cancer when the disease has occured. Patients and Methods: The participants are the breast cancer patients who have long life expectation and their relatives, malign melonom patients who have short life expectation and their relatives. The researcher has asked the questions to the participants one to one to ensure that the participants understand the questions of the test. The answers has been recorded by the researcher. In this study, the assessments of the patients and their relatives who have diagnosis of depression has been made according to “Beck Depression Inventory (Beck-D)” . In this study, the assessment is about the determination of anxiety has limited by the qulifications of “Beck Anxiety Scale (Beck-A)” . Findings: As a psychological aspect, short life expectancy of the disease doesn’t make difference on the patients. Cancer itself has been identified as a disease that enhances anxiety and high depression. On the perspective of patients’ relatives, short life expectancy does not constitute huge depression effect. In the disease with high duration of treatment, depression and anxiety occurs much more, even though there was a long life expectancy. Results: High depression and anxiety findings are reached on both of cancer types. It has been observed that the relatives of the patient who have breast cancer tends to more depression and anxiety effect than the relatives of the patients who have malign melonom.
Cancer, breast cancer, malign melonoma, depression, anxiety