Living with metastatic breast cancer: a global patient survey

Mayer, M., Hunis, A., Oratz, R., Glennon, C., Spicer, P., Caplan, E. and Fallowfield, L.J. (2010) Living with metastatic breast cancer: a global patient survey. Community Oncology, 7 (9). pp. 406-412. ISSN 1548-5315

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Worldwide, one-third of patients who present with early-stage breast cancer will go on to develop metastatic disease. Despite a serious diagnosis with a grave prognosis, treatment advances have meant that women are living longer with metastatic breast cancer. Although the clinical aspects of metastatic breast cancer have been well studied, little is known about the personal, psychosocial, and emotional experiences of women living with the disease. Because early-stage breast cancer is highly visible in the media and is a focus for most patient advocacy groups, women with metastatic disease feel isolated and alone. This paper presents the results of an international survey that questioned 1,342 women with metastatic breast cancer from 13 countries. The survey was designed to understand the nonmedical attitudes of patients living with metastatic breast cancer, identify perceived gaps in resources available to these patients, and define barriers to clinical trial enrollment and participation

Item Type: Article
Keywords: metastatic breast cancer patient survey patient attitudes
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0001 Medicine and the state. Including medical statistics, medical economics, provisions for medical care, medical sociology > RA0418 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD0651 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG0491 Diseases of the breast
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Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 13:23
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
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