Accession Number : ADA318582
Title : Follow-Up Care for Older Women with Breast Cancer.
Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Aug 95-31 Jul 96,
Corporate Author : NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL BOSTON MA
Personal Author(s) : Kaplan, Sherrie H.
PDF Url : ADA318582
Report Date : AUG 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : Little is known about what constitutes appropriate care for older women with breast cancer. Extending work begun as part of a National Cancer Institute-funded project, we are examining whether variations in care received by older women affect short-term psychosocial and clinical outcomes. Our specffic aims are: (1) To describe patterns of adjuvant hormonal and chemotherapy in older women, and factors associated with receipt of these therapies; (2) To characterize and quantify the breast cancer-related care received by older women during the early years following diagnosis; and (3) To determine the effects of ongoing breast cancer care on patients' quality of life.
Descriptors : *WOMEN, *BREAST CANCER, HORMONES, CLINICAL MEDICINE, VARIATIONS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), PATIENTS, CHEMOTHERAPY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY.
Subject Categories : Psychology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE