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):

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE