Health Related Quality of Life and Care Satisfaction Outcomes: Informing Psychosocial Oncology Care among Latina and African ‐American Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Abstract ObjectiveWhen breast cancer occurs in young women, the medical, physical, psychosocial, and overall impacts can be more severe warranting targeted medical and psychosocial oncology care. Yet, despite their risk for poorer survival and survivorship outcomes, little research has focused on this group with critical gaps concerning ethnic minorities who are particularly medically vulnerable. Therefore, this preliminary study examined demographic characteristics and patient centered outcomes i.e., health related quality of life, quality care satisfaction to inform targeted psychosocial oncology care among African‐American and Latinas young breast cancer survivors (YBCS). Methods116 African‐American and Latina YBCS aged ≥21‐50 years were recruited from cancer registries and community agencies. Based on prior research and the literature, Latinas were categorized into English language proficient (ELP) and Spanish language proficient (SLP) based on their choice of language to conduct the study including completion of the measures. ResultsSLP Latinas reported lower educational attainment and income (p
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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Condition:   Breast Cancer Invasive Intervention:   Other: Patients with invasive breast cancer will receive: Sponsor:   Institut Claudius Regaud Not yet recruiting
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Source: Industrial Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Ind Health Source Type: research
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Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: phase-contrast breast CT synchrotron radiation breast cancer imaging research papers Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Applying principles taken from the cosmetic plastic surgery lies at the base of any high standard reconstructive surgery in general and oncoplastic breast surgery in particular. The chest wall–based flap is suitable for the reconstruction of a wide range of breast lumpectomy defects and is feasible for small- to medium-sized breasts, which are usually not easily amenable to tissue rearrangement techniques. The learning curve is short, with replicable results.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
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Source: BMC Public Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
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