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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore women's perspectives of the experience of surviving breast cancer. DESIGN Descriptive, phenomenologic. SETTING A community in the Southwestern United States. SAMPLE Eight women, ages 34-70 (mean = 54.6 years), who had completed breast cancer therapy. Average time since completion of therapy was 7.6 years (range = 2-15(More)
OBJECTIVES To discuss current long-term follow-up management, the need for a long-term database, and creative strategies for follow-up care for cancer survivors. DATA SOURCES Published articles, position statements, and personal experience. CONCLUSIONS As the number of long-term cancer survivors increases, there needs to be a wellness-focused and(More)
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