Quality of life, fertility concerns, and behavioral health outcomes in younger breast cancer survivors: a systematic review.

TitleQuality of life, fertility concerns, and behavioral health outcomes in younger breast cancer survivors: a systematic review.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHoward-Anderson, J, Ganz PA, Bower JE, Stanton AL
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Volume104
Issue5
Pagination386-405
Date Published2012 Mar 7
ISSN1460-2105
KeywordsAdult, Age Distribution, Age Factors, Anxiety, Breast Neoplasms, Depression, Exercise, Female, Fertility, Health Behavior, Humans, Menopause, Premature, Motor Activity, Quality of Life, Risk Factors, Stress, Psychological, Survivors, United States, Weight Gain
Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women younger than age 50 years. Cancer treatments in younger women may cause premature menopause, infertility, and negative psychosocial effects. In this systematic review, we examined three key domains of functioning that are particularly relevant for younger breast cancer survivors: health-related quality of life (QOL), menopausal symptoms and fertility concerns, and behavioral health outcomes.

DOI10.1111/j.1467-6494.2011.00732.x
Alternate JournalJ. Natl. Cancer Inst.