Giovanna Massara

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We recruited 50 cancer patients and their caregivers with the aim of extending our knowledge of emotional, personality and psychosocial variables, and comparing their reciprocal experience of the disease. The patients and caregivers were administered four of the questionnaires included in the Cognitive Behavioral Assessment 2.0, the Family Strain(More)
The knowledge and practice of breast self-examination (BSE) was investigated among 500 women with operable breast tumors between 35 and 64 years of age (all successively operated) and 652 healthy women, matched with the previous group for 5-year age groups from 35 to 54 years. Only 39.9% of breast cancer women and 34.5% of the controls practiced BSE,(More)
BACKGROUND A cooperative study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a very brief course of chemotherapy followed by locoregional radiotherapy in patients with localized-stage intermediate- to high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHOD From January 1988 to November 1994, 84 patients with localized stages IA and IIA(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the differences of 1-year treatment and chemotherapy related-toxicity in elderly colorectal cancer (CRC) patients in different Italian medical oncology units. PATIENTS AND METHODS An open questionnaire on the management of CRC patients over 70 years of age, from January to December 2004,(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant 5-fluoruracil-based chemotherapy significantly reduces mortality in patients with stage II-III colon cancer, but is less prescribed with rising age. In this study we were interested in the pattern of adjuvant treatment and possible effects on survival among elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January to December 2004, 63(More)