Compared with a wait-list control group, mindful awareness practices and survivorship education significantly reduced depressive symptoms from preintervention to postintervention in younger survivors of breast cancer.
Patients with breast cancer who were treated at a community-based oncology practice that used routine depression screening were more likely to a receive referral for behavioral care vs those in an education-only cohort.
Samilia Obeng-Gyasi discussed the connection between stress and allostatic load and chemotherapy completion in patients with breast cancer.
Attention needs to be paid to the psychosocial needs of patients, especially those with poor health-related quality of life, who have little support, or are single mothers.
Latina breast cancer survivors are less likely to seek counseling due to concerns that the counselor will not understand their values or have linguistic challenges.
According to researchers, mindfulness-based intervention may have a positive effect on subjective measures of cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors.
Researchers found that breast cancer survivors who were prescribed adjuvant endocrine therapy and regularly performed moderate physical activity reported better health-related quality-of-life.