Navigation Links
Breast Cancer Survivors Emotional Recovery Is Rapid After Treatment

A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that survivors of breast cancer recover quite rapidly after treatment and are not as depressed as some studies make them out to be // . The details of this study appear in the December issue of Supportive Care in Cancer.

This study tracked 94 women who underwent radiation therapy at Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. All women were diagnosed as having stage 0, I, II or III of the cancer and were on a six to seven-week course of radiation therapy. These women were surveyed about four times at different intervals to measure their depressive symptoms. For breast cancer patients’ depression was found to be high on the last day of treatment. However, this dropped by the end of two weeks after treatment and was stable even after six months. "Previous studies had never looked at breast-cancer survivors so soon after treatment, and we were surprised that most improvement happened so quickly," said Washington University psychologist, Teresa L. Deshields, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine. "There's a concept called resiliency, the notion that people can withstand a lot and come through fine. Our largest patient group by far was these resilient patients who never experienced clinically significant depressive symptoms." The study also found that 75 percent of those surveyed never experienced depressive symptoms. Only 6 percent were depressed throughout the survey period. "Often patients try to reintegrate into their usual lives. Inevitably, they find that life is different--they can't go back to where they were before treatment. They have to find a new normal," said Deshields.

Contact: Gwen Ericson
ericsong@wustl.edu
314-286-0141
Washington University School of Medicine


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/1/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 01, 2016 , ... Good Circle ... in need of chiropractic help. The agency offers a verity of health, life and ... need. According to Chris Nelson at the firm, “Many insurance plans don’t cover chiropractic ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... Saturday, April 30, marks World ... on public health. The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organization for ... continuing education with a One Health focus, which emphasizes how veterinarians pursue continuing ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... ... products, announces the Pick Up Springboard, an automotive invention that improves the storage ... industry is worth $162 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Shamangelic ... the addition Onnit brand Alpha BRAIN and New Mood Daily-Stress Formula for brain ... mood optimization products to the store is just one more way Shamangelic Healing ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... student loans more flexibility in repaying their loans, more information about their loan ... time when total outstanding student loan debt, including federal and private loans, has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ... the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that ... presented by Joseph Gunnar & Co. LLC, taking ... . Nadav Kidron , CEO of Oramed, will ... Presentation Details:   PIONEERS 2016, presented by ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 TapImmune,Inc. (TPIV), ... peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and vaccines for the treatment of ... at the 3rd Annual Growth Capital Expo to ... 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The ... May 4 th by Dr. John N. Bonfiglio ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016 ... in Zürich gab Strekin AG den Start ... zur Erhaltung des Resthörvermögens von Patienten, denen ... die umfassende Phase-II-Doppelblindstudie mit Placebo-Kontrollgruppe werden momentan ... wird während der Operation direkt ins Mittelohr ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: