Breast cancer survivorship issues

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Abstract

Survivors of breast cancer are confronted with a plethora of cancer treatment-related long-term symptoms, the most common being fatigue, hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, arthralgias, neuropathy, and cognitive dysfunction. Survivors of breast cancer also face cancer treatment-related disease states, such as osteoporosis, cardiac dysfunction, obesity, infertility, and secondary cancers. Evidence-based recommendations for screening, prevention, and early intervention should be implemented to improve quality of life and decrease comorbidities in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-827
Number of pages23
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Cognitive changes
  • Infertility
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Treatment-related cancers
  • Vasomotor symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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