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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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ConclusionThis study provides quantitative and qualitative evidence that many SGM breast cancer patients face a dearth of appropriate social supports, both from breast cancer survivor organizations and from within the medical system. These findings confirm the need for research on the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer treatment on SGM breast cancer survivors, as well as further exploration of the social support needs and experiences of SGM breast cancer patients and their partners.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe outcomes of SSM in this series were excellent and NSM might have been an option for about one-third of the patients.
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although a carcinoma within a preexisting benign fibroepithelial tumor is extremely rare, it is important to be aware of the possibility of invasive and metastatic disease. PMID: 29460095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James).
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
ConclusionsMagnetic seeds are a feasible and safe method of breast lesion localization. They can be accurately placed, demonstrate no migration in this feasibility study and are detectable in all sizes and depths of breast tissue. Now that safety and feasibility have been demonstrated, further clinical studies are required to evaluate the seed ’s effectiveness in wide local excision surgery.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Nipple-sparing bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with TiLoop® Bra mesh in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: A prospective study of long-term and patient reported outcomes using the BREAST-Q. Breast. 2018 Feb 15;39:8-13 Authors: Casella D, Di Taranto G, Marcasciano M, Sordi S, Kothari A, Kovacs T, Lo Torto F, Cigna E, Ribuffo D, Calabrese C Abstract BACKGROUND: Although demand for prophylactic mastectomy is increasing over time among women at a high risk for breast cancer, there is a paucity of studies on long term patient-reported outcomes after this procedure. METHODS: ...
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Authors: Dumitru D, Douek M, Benson JR Abstract Breast conserving surgery (BCS) is now the standard of care for the majority of women with early stage breast cancer. There is a finite rate of ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence (IBTR) for breast conserving therapy (BCT) with annual rates of less than 1% for specialist breast practices. There has been recent consensus on the definition of an adequate resection margin for both invasive and noninvasive breast cancer treated with BCS, although some variation in margin policy persists with definitions of 'no tumour at ink', 1 and 2 mm margin mandates. Despite the devel...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
We report on 15-year trends of mastectomy, mastectomy plus immediate reconstruction and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) at an academic institution. METHODS: We identified women diagnosed with unilateral early breast cancer at stage 0-IIa, with tumour size ≤ 4 cm, between 2002 and 2016. Trends were assessed using the Cochrane-Armitage test. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with receipt of mastectomy plus immediate reconstruction. RESULTS: A total of 2315 patients were identified. Of them, 65.7% underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS), while 34.3% unde...
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
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, ie, health‐related quality of life (HRQOL), quality care satisfaction to inform targeted psychosocial oncology care among Afri...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy was benefit for improving the psychological damages in patients with breast cancer. PMID: 29442215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
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