Quality of life and symptoms in male breast cancer survivors

Kathryn J Ruddy, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Sharon H. Giordano, Shari Goldfarb, Sandra Kereakoglow, Eric P. Winer, Ann H. Partridge

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Abstract

Introduction: Little is known about quality of life and symptoms of male breast cancer survivors. Patients and methods: We recruited men with stage 0-4 breast cancer for an on-line survey through www.outoftheshadowofpink.com, www.malebreastcancer.org, and www.malebreastcancer.ca. Surveys included Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) Hormonal/Sexual Scales, Hospitalized Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), sociodemographic/disease-related, genetic, and fertility-related items. Results: Forty-two responded. Mean EPIC Sexual and Hormonal scores were 44.5 and 81.3, respectively, suggesting symptom burden. Mean FACT-B score was 111.1, consistent with impaired overall quality of life. Conclusions: Male survivors experience substantial sexual and hormonal symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalBreast
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Male Breast Neoplasms
Survivors
Quality of Life
Breast Neoplasms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Fertility
Anxiety
Depression
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Breast neoplasms
  • Hot flashes
  • Male
  • Physiologic
  • Quality of life
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Survivors

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  • Surgery

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Ruddy, K. J., Giobbie-Hurder, A., Giordano, S. H., Goldfarb, S., Kereakoglow, S., Winer, E. P., & Partridge, A. H. (2013). Quality of life and symptoms in male breast cancer survivors. Breast, 22(2), 197-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2012.12.014

Quality of life and symptoms in male breast cancer survivors. / Ruddy, Kathryn J; Giobbie-Hurder, Anita; Giordano, Sharon H.; Goldfarb, Shari; Kereakoglow, Sandra; Winer, Eric P.; Partridge, Ann H.

In: Breast, Vol. 22, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 197-199.

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Ruddy, KJ, Giobbie-Hurder, A, Giordano, SH, Goldfarb, S, Kereakoglow, S, Winer, EP & Partridge, AH 2013, 'Quality of life and symptoms in male breast cancer survivors', Breast, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 197-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2012.12.014
Ruddy KJ, Giobbie-Hurder A, Giordano SH, Goldfarb S, Kereakoglow S, Winer EP et al. Quality of life and symptoms in male breast cancer survivors. Breast. 2013 Apr;22(2):197-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2012.12.014
Ruddy, Kathryn J ; Giobbie-Hurder, Anita ; Giordano, Sharon H. ; Goldfarb, Shari ; Kereakoglow, Sandra ; Winer, Eric P. ; Partridge, Ann H. / Quality of life and symptoms in male breast cancer survivors. In: Breast. 2013 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 197-199.
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