In literature, cancer is accounted as an event that reconfigures many aspects of life and activates processes of revision of the meaning of life, suffering, illness and death. In this study we analyzed interviews with 14 women who received a diagnosis of breast cancer, describing the social and cultural resources they use in constructing the narrative of their "new" condition. The analysis shows how the "Others" are present in the narratives, both explicitly (typified or imagined) and indirectly as part of cultural repertories, emphasizing how the "social" is not only what is realized through direct interactions with people (Duranti, 2010). For psychology, this allows to redefine of pertinence the investigation of psychological phenomena constructed outside the person in the complex interactions with the social and cultural world we inhabit.
Keywords: Intersoggettività, repertori culturali, narrazioni, oncologia, coping, psicologia culturale