Baseline psychosocial predictors of survival in localised breast cancer

  title={Baseline psychosocial predictors of survival in localised breast cancer},
  author={U-S Lehto and Markku T Ojanen and Tadeusz Dyba and Arpo R J Aromaa and Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={1245 - 1252}
Despite the large number of studies on the impact of psychosocial factors on breast cancer progression, there is no certainty about the contributing factors or processes involved. We investigated the relative impacts of socioeconomic, psychological, and psychosocial factors on survival in breast cancer. A consecutive sample of 102 patients (participation 82%) under 72 years of age with locoregional breast cancer completed validated questionnaires on coping with cancer, emotional expression… CONTINUE READING

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