Follow-Up Care for Older Women with Breast Cancer.
Annual rept. 1 Aug 95-31 Jul 96,
NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL BOSTON MA
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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.
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