Dreams prior to biopsy for suspected breast cancer: A preliminary survey.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Warning dreams prior to the onset of symptoms have been reported in a previous survey of self-selected women with breast cancer. There is no available data on how many women with suspected breast cancer have such dreams, so anonymous surveys were offered to women who came for biopsy at a university breast imaging center over a period of 3 months. 163 women completed the survey reporting that 64% usually remember their dreams, 41% have had dreams that came true, and 5% keep a dream diary. 5.5% reported dreaming the word "cancer," but only one woman was prompted to have a breast evaluation because of a dream. This pilot data will be used in planning a future study with pathological correlation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burk, L; Wehner, D; Soo, MS

Published Date

  • November 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 409

PubMed ID

  • 32268982

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-7541

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.explore.2020.03.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States