Model program to improve care for a unique cancer population: Young women with breast cancer

Ann H. Partridge, Kathryn J. Ruddy, Jamie Kennedy, Eric P. Winer

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Abstract

Young women with breast cancer face a variety of problems unique to or accentuated by their age. Attention to these concerns is warranted, yet research has revealed inadequacies in care and that the needs of these patients are not being met. To address these critical issues, we have developed a comprehensive program to provide additional support and education for young women with breast cancer and their providers. On the basis of the preliminary success of the program, we have developed and pilot tested an exportable version that may serve as a national model for care of this unique population. We believe this work will not only improve care for young women with breast cancer, but also may serve as a paradigm to overcome barriers to delivering optimal care for unique groups of patients in other settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e105-e110
JournalJournal of oncology practice
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)
  • Health Policy

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