Navigation Links
Younger breast cancer patients have more adverse quality-of-life issues
Date:1/20/2012

Younger women with breast cancer experience a decrease in their health-related quality of life (QOL), associated with increased psychological distress, weight gain, a decline in their physical activity, infertility and early onset menopause, according to a study published January 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in women, and is the leading cause of death in women under 50 in the U.S. While the survival rate for younger women with breast cancer has improved over the last two decades, their cancer treatments, despite their effectiveness, can seriously affect QOL and other health outcomes.

To better understand the impact of cancer treatment on the quality of life of younger breast cancer survivors, Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., director of cancer prevention and control research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California Los Angeles, and colleagues did a review of studies that focused on overall QOL, psychosocial effects, menopause and fertility-related concerns, and behavioral outcomes related to weight gain and physical activity. The studies were published between January 1990 and July 2010. Of the 840 titles and abstracts reviewed, they focused on 28 with the most relevant data.

The researchers found that overall QOL was compromised in younger breast cancer survivors, with the mental issues more severe than the physical problems. Young women were also more depressed compared to the general age-matched population of women without cancer or women over 50 with breast cancer. Premature menopause, infertility and menopause-related symptoms were more common and contributing factors to the level of distress in women 50 or younger after treatment. Weight gain and physical inactivity were common health outcomes in younger women, although exercise rates generally increased after treatment.

The researchers write that in light
'/>"/>

Contact: Zachary Rathner
Zachary.Rathner@oup.com
301-841-1286
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Kidney disease a big risk for younger, low-income minorities
2. Breast cancer screening program should give higher importance to younger women
3. Getting heavier, younger: U-M study shows generational shift in obesity
4. Severe Arterial Disease Found in Younger Adults
5. Older drivers often involved in daytime crashes more severe than younger drivers crashes
6. Younger Workers Face Higher Injury, Death Rates
7. Radiation Risks Nearly Double for Younger CT Scan Patients
8. For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
9. Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers
10. Women Who Marry Younger Men May Die Earlier
11. Older Chinese consumers perceive themselves younger than actual age
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... New research suggests the adage that encourages people to ... target when it comes to exercise. When walking, staying ... distance to it appear shorter and help people walk ... compares this technique to walking while looking around the ... quality of exercise. , "People are less interested in ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Lifeinsurance-policy.com has released a new blog post explaining ... smokers. , Smoking will always have a negative impact ... best method to find affordable coverage. Insurance brokerage websites ... , Whole life insurance premiums will be fixed ... coverage is permanent, the initial rates are very ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Join the more than 80 golfers who already ... ever charity golf tournament to benefit Project HEAL, a not-for-profit ... cannot afford treatment. The tournament will be held Monday, Oct. ... , The day-long event starts with 10:30 a.m. check-in and ... will begin at 5 p.m. and will include an auction ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... City, NJ (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Diet ... with their intentions to lose weight and their dieting attempts ... unhealthy, fatty foods. Including hormone diet treatments into ... only allows patients to see fast and effective weight loss ... and begin forming healthy habits to maintain their weight for ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Dar, Ethiopia, at the occasion of the Leishmaniasis ... 150 African and international leishmaniasis experts, results of ... efficacy monitoring plan, carried out by MSF, ... and Ethiopia, were presented to key decision makers ... of kala-azar with the combination of Sodium Stibogluconate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 2Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 3Health News:Affordable Whole Life Insurance Premiums for Smokers! 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 4Health News:Results of large-scale roll out of combination treatment for kala-azar in Eastern Africa 2
... Marketer Spiegel Brands and Shasun USA, One of ... Producers of Ibuprofen, Have Signed Multi-Year ... Management,Services Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: BPOM), a full-service ... today,announced that Spiegel Brands, Inc., Chicago, the women,s ...
... since 1998, announces recent additions to womenshealthchannel.com. These new features ... as teen pregnancy with each other and with ... ... (PRWEB) July 2, 2008 -- Womenshealthchannel.com , a physician-developed ...
... October 24-26, 2008 at the Catholic Institute in Toulouse, France. Investigators ... applications and prospective issues in an interactive and collaborative meeting from ... for details. , ... Carmel, IN (PRWEB) July 2, ...
... clinicians should understand and consider the economic impact of ... a report appearing in the July/August issue of ... journal of the American Cancer Society. The report says ... clinicians to be aware of the relative costs and ...
... equivalent of 300 human genomes in just over six months. ... letters of genetic code that will be read by researchers ... health and disease. Scientists will be able to answer questions ... will be transformed. , The amount of data is ...
... Health,Systems, Inc. (Amex: ADK ), an Ohio based ... the refinancing of three assisted,living properties in Ohio., ... assisted living,properties located in Springfield, Ohio and Hearth & ... property located in Urbana, Ohio.,Both entities are limited liability ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:BPO Management Services Wins Two New Information Technology Outsourcing Contracts 2Health News:BPO Management Services Wins Two New Information Technology Outsourcing Contracts 3Health News:Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens 2Health News:Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens 3Health News:Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens 4Health News:Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens 5Health News:2008 International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) Conference Date Set 2Health News:2008 International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) Conference Date Set 3Health News:Report says clinicians should consider economic impact of new interventions 2Health News:15 human genomes each week 2Health News:15 human genomes each week 3Health News:AdCare Health Systems, Inc. Announces the Refinancing of Three Assisted Living Properties in Ohio 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ... President and Chief Executive Officer, will preside over the ... the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In ... focused on the important benefits of Hologic,s 3D Mammography ... as clinically superior to traditional mammography. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline ... Direct,s, ,Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review ... Pharmaceuticals, LLC.,s pharmaceutical research and development focus. ... therapeutic developmental pipeline of Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.,s, complete ... by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 ... the "Glycobiology/Glycomics Market by Product [Enzymes (Glycosyltransferase, Neuraminidase, ... and Reagents], Application (Immunology, Oncology) & by ... published by MarketsandMarkets, provides a detailed overview ... current market trends, and strategies impacting the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 2Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 3Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 2Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 3Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 4
... drugstore.com, inc. (Nasdaq: DSCM ), ... skincare, and vision products, today announced that the ... events with the financial community: (Logo: ... Telecom Conference Date: February 28, 2011Time: 3:20 p.m. ...
... The Department of Veterans Affairs acted swiftly and correctly ... John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis after ... trays and one surgical instrument, American Legion National Commander ... were reported to hospital officials by an employee acting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:drugstore.com to Present at Upcoming Financial Conferences 2American Legion: St. Louis VA Acted Quickly, Correctly 2
... fully automated genetic analysis system. This system ... patented linear polyacrylamide (LPA) gel, denatures and ... and analyzes the data. Software tools let ... customize automated data assessment. All to ensure ...
The ABL77 is always ready to use. No manual cassette preparation or calibration necessary prior to testing. Portable with battery. For both high and low volume testing....
... Rapidlab 800 System is a fully automated, ... care whole blood parameters in addition to ... allows the basic blood gas model to ... electrolytes, metabolites and CO-oximetry in a single ...
... Sorvall Discovery 90SE Ultracentrifuge ... to discover more. All ... with top-of-the-line performance, powerful ... of use, all built ...
Medicine Products: