Cognitive Functioning and Psychological Well-being in Breast Cancer Patients on Endocrine Therapy

Conclusion: No cognitive impairment was found during the two years of ET. Baseline cognitive scores and QOL dimensions proved good predictors of later anxiety and depression.
Source: In Vivo - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Increased survival rate after breast cancer diagnosis is strongly linked to the management of emotional weakness of BC women because of modified living. Patients need to be supported to regain their life after clinical treatments though tailored psychological treatment along survivorship, not only in primary treatment. PMID: 31379381 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Rivista di Psichiatria - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Riv Psichiatr Source Type: research
Objective: Currently, fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is emerging as an important issue for long-term breast cancer survivors and is associated with lower quality of life and functional impairment. Given that there is a dearth of research regarding the FCR of Chinese breast cancer survivors, this study investigated whether the short form of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory (FCRI) could detect high FCR and explored the level and characteristics of FCR in breast cancer survivors. Methods: Two hundred forty patients who had undergone successful breast cancer surgery in China submitted their survey through a website. T...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractNewly diagnosed breast cancer patients seek information through a variety of sources. In this small pilot study, we evaluated the feasibility of providing personalizable breast cancer video education prior to the first oncology consultation and compared outcomes to patients receiving standard of care educational materials. Personalized videos included detailed information on a patient ’s specific grade, stage, and tumor subtype (e.g., grade 2, stage 3, triple negative breast cancer) in addition to general videos that defined the terms of grade, stage, and cancer subtype. Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Plitzko L, Mehnert-Theuerkauf A, Götze H Abstract INTRODUCTION: Resilience is considered as a resource in coping with psychological distress and traumatic experiences and plays an increasing role in psycho-oncology research. The aim of the study is to analyse the resilience in long-term cancer survivors depending on depression, anxiety, sociodemographic and disease-related factors and to compare with the general population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our study includes data from 972 patients (53% male, mean age=67 years, 25% prostate cancer, 22% breast cancer) 5 or 10 years after cancer diagnosis via t...
Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
AbstractWomen are increasingly surviving breast cancer, but up to 90% experience unexpected long ‐term sequelae as a result of treatment. Symptoms may include physical, functional, emotional, and psychosocial changes that can dramatically alter the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Primary care clinicians, including midwives, are likely to care for these women and should be familia r with common symptoms, treatment, and best practices to avoid permanent dysfunction. A holistic approach to assessment, treatment, and referral as needed is the most effective strategy. Although women experience significant changes...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The presence of mental health comorbidity in breast cancer survivors significantly increases the risk of opioid use and mortality, which highlights the need for better management of comorbid mental health conditions. PMID: 31322988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: JOP - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Breast cancer patients undergoing hormone therapy experience a variety of pains, and some also have serious psychological symptoms. Reassessing support systems to examine screening and self-care support is an issue going forward. PMID: 31297685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
In conclusion, since most SRs were at moderate or high quality levels, CAM could be helpful for treating specific symptoms related to breast cancer. PMID: 31257250 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough replication is needed, findings of this study suggest the existence of different profiles of patients more likely to benefit from CT and BLT.Trial registrationNCT01637103
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We identified certain risk factors for breast cancer in our study populationand Gail model is a reliable and useful breast cancer risk prediction model for clinical decision-making. This studycontributes to the body of evidence in order to facilitate early detection and better plan for possible malignancies inTurkish population. PMID: 31244298 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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