Martha L Beck

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship between menopausal symptoms, physiologic health effects of cancer treatment and the physical contributors to quality of life in long-term survivors of breast cancer. BACKGROUND The treatment of menopausal symptoms is hotly debated, especially for women with breast cancer. Common(More)
Forty students were randomly assigned into two study groups (traditional, T; and simulator, S) of 20 students each for a core operative practice laboratory. Students were randomly paired and their group assignment and identity remained anonymous to the evaluators throughout the study. Questionnaires were distributed to students to evaluate prior surgical(More)
The incidence and survival of melanoma are increasing, but little is known about its long-term health effects in adult survivors. A health survey was available from 996 melanoma survivors (577 treated with surgery alone, and 391 with combined treatments). Their medical/physiologic and psychosocial responses were analyzed and compared with those of the(More)
New and more effective treatments for cancer have resulted in individuals living longer with a better quality of life. Many more survivors are employed in the workplace. Cancer is no longer only an issue for survivors and their families; it has become an issue for the employer and the workplace. This article describes survey results of 4,364 long term(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer and cancer treatments are associated with diabetes mellitus in some patients. The purpose of this review is to look at the association and potential impact of diabetes mellitus on the health profiles of a large cohort of cancer survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study of long-term cancer survivors(More)
The Life After Cancer Care (LACC) Internet Web site and message board were created at a comprehensive cancer center to provide up-to-date information about different types of cancer, treatments, late effects, and research findings. The message board enables patients with cancer to exchange information on a more personal basis. During the 16-month period(More)
Increasingly, prolonged survival follows the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer therapies result in complex and lasting health effects that create unique health-care needs for the survivors but are poorly understood (especially in survivors of adult cancers). Cancer survivors were asked to respond to a mailed health survey and provide medical and social(More)
Cancer therapies may cause hearing loss (HL) in some patients. The purpose of this study is to examine at risk factors for HL and its impact on the health of a large cohort of cancer survivors. This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study of long-term cancer survivors who reported that they have experienced HL as a result of their cancer. Of 3571(More)