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
      Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE