Predictive factors of satisfaction and quality of life after immediate breast reconstruction using the BREAST-Q ©.

CONCLUSIONS: The type of treatment and lymphedema modify the patients' quality of life. Nicotine dependence is associated with lower satisfaction with the breast and with the outcome. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: This study suggests the need for multi-disciplinary attention during the first year of adjuvant treatment despite the benefits of immediate reconstruction. It shows the need for preoperative assessment of the level of nicotine dependence, anxiety and depression of smoking patients before preoperative counseling. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 29396899 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Nurs Source Type: research

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ConclusionsCompared to the JHCR cohort, SV participants had higher risk cancers and a high frequency of comorbidities potentially associated with breast cancer and therapy. These high-risk patients may benefit most from specific interventions targeting survivorship care, and their experiences may help improve care delivery models.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Knowledge obtained from this study could be beneficial for better understanding, assessment, and management of symptom clusters in women with BC. It may also help patients to plan ahead for them to seek management of concurrent symptoms to improve their quality of life.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Purpose The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment that was determined to be relevant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership. ASCO considered the guideline for endorsement. Methods The SIO guideline addressed the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms and adverse effects, such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep ...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
ConclusionA multidisciplinary approach can help in sustaining and restoring impaired physical, psychosocial, and occupational outcomes of breast cancer patients.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Abstract Lymphoedema (LE) secondary to cancer is the side effect of cancer treatments and may appear on breast cancer (BC) survivors’ upper limb post-surgery. Several symptoms other than swelling have been reported. LE onset adversely affects the emotional and psychological state of BC survivors, leading to anxiety, depression, body image issues and altered psychological quality of life (QoL). In sufficient informational support, physical limitations, compression garments, LE symptoms and age are associated with the emotional and psychological sequelae. Social impact of LE, such as social confidence, job sec...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have released a new Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline to help breast cancer survivors and their primary care providers better manage their long-term care. The guideline was published December 7, 2015 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a journal of the American Cancer Society. It provides detailed recommendations for how and when to test for new or returning cancers, managing side effects, making healthy lifestyle changes, and coordinating care among primary care providers and specialists. The guideline is the third in a se...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Coping with Cancer Source Type: news
ConclusionsHealth professionals need to be aware that women diagnosed with lymphoedema are at risk of experiencing psychological distress, particularly arising from body image disturbance and beliefs that treatment cannot control lymphoedema. Furthermore, older women may be at an increased risk of anxiety and depression arising from body image disturbance. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley &Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley &Sons, Ltd.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Paper Source Type: research
Christina M Dieli-Conwright, Breanna Z Orozco Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Women's Health and Exercise Laboratory, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Abstract: Over the past 2 decades, great strides have been made in the field of exercise-oncology research, particularly with breast cancer. This area of research is particularly important since there are>2.8 million breast cancer survivors who are in need of an intervention that can offset treatment-related side effects. Noticeable reductions in physical fitness (ie, cardiopulmonary fitness and muscular strength), negative chan...
Source: Vascular Health and Risk Management - Category: Cardiology Tags: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
ConclusionsHealth professionals need to be aware that women diagnosed with lymphoedema are at risk of experiencing psychological distress, particularly arising from body image disturbance and beliefs that treatment cannot control lymphoedema. Furthermore, older women may be at an increased risk of anxiety and depression arising from body image disturbance. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley &Sons, Ltd.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Paper Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We did not find support for an effect of dance/movement therapy on depression, stress, anxiety, fatigue and body image . The findings of individual studies suggest that dance/movement therapy may have a beneficial effect on QoL, somatization, and vigor. However, the limited number of studies prevents us from drawing conclusions concerning the effects of dance/movement therapy on psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients. PMID: 25565627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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