A Comparison of Risk Perception and Psychological Morbidity in Women with Ductal Carcinoma in situ and Early Invasive Breast Cancer

@article{Rakovitch2003ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Risk Perception and Psychological Morbidity in Women with Ductal Carcinoma in situ and Early Invasive Breast Cancer},
  author={E Rakovitch and Edm{\'e}e Franssen and John Kim and Ida Ackerman and J. Pignol and Lawrence P Paszat and Kathleen I. Pritchard and C. S. Ho and Donald A Redelmeier},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2003},
  volume={77},
  pages={285-293}
}
Purpose. To assess how women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) perceive their risks of recurrence, dying from breast cancer, and psychological distress compared to women with early stage invasive breast cancer (EIBC). Patients and methods. Eligible patients included those with DCIS or EIBC (T1 or T2, N0) referred to one cancer center between November 1998 and June 1999. Participants completed a self-administered survey regarding their views of their risks of developing recurrent cancer, of… CONTINUE READING

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