Improving Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors: Perspectives by Patricia A. Ganz

By Patricia A. Ganz

In collaboration with the Breast melanoma study beginning (BCRF), this well timed quantity presents a accomplished assessment on all components of breast melanoma survivorship study, highlighting learn that's underway or in improvement. the diversity of themes lined contain the biology and administration of fatigue and cognitive disorder on breast melanoma survivorship, the biology and administration of Neuropathy and Arthralgias, the continuing learn at the biology of nutrition and way of life interventions in survivors, and extra. With the large development within the variety of breast melanoma survivors, researchers have moved past describing the results of breast melanoma remedies and are focusing their study on knowing the mechanisms underlying the advance of the past due results of breast melanoma therapy, in addition to the advance and assessment of interventions to mitigate the various power symptoms—topics that are additionally explored during this quantity. furthermore, present learn on how you can enhance survivorship and decrease recurrence of breast melanoma via behavioral and way of life adjustments is additionally mentioned.

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Cancer Pract 10:85–93 Cluze C, Rey D, Huiart L, Bendiane MK, Bouhnik AD, Berenger C, Carrieri MP, Giorgi R (2012) Adjuvant endocrine therapy with tamoxifen in young women with breast cancer: determinants of interruptions vary over time. Ann Oncol 23:882–890 Corney R, Puthussery S, Swinglehurst J (2014) The stressors and vulnerabilities of young single childless women with breast cancer: a qualitative study. Eur J Oncol Nurs 18:17–22 Desantis C, Ma J, Bryan L, Jemal A (2014) Breast cancer statistics, 2013.

With aging there is a decline in physiologic function and an accumulation of comorbid conditions, breast cancer often being one of many other competing health problems (Kimmick et al. 2014). For early stage disease in particular, older women are more likely to die of a comorbid condition other than breast cancer (Fig. 3). Therefore, a key part of decision-making is weighing the risk of morbidity and mortality from breast cancer vs. other diseases (Patnaik et al. 2011). Tools such as e-prognosis can help 26 A.

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