Quality of life, fertility concerns, and behavioral health outcomes in younger breast cancer survivors: a systematic review.
|Title||Quality of life, fertility concerns, and behavioral health outcomes in younger breast cancer survivors: a systematic review.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Howard-Anderson, J, Ganz PA, Bower JE, Stanton AL|
|Journal||Journal of the National Cancer Institute|
|Date Published||2012 Mar 7|
|Keywords||Adult, 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|
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.
|Alternate Journal||J. Natl. Cancer Inst.|