Indirect economic effects of long-term breast cancer survival.

  title={Indirect economic effects of long-term breast cancer survival.},
  author={Thomas N. Chirikos and Anita Russell-Jacobs and Alan B. Cantor},
  journal={Cancer practice},
  volume={10 5},
PURPOSE The indirect morbidity/disability costs of breast cancer may be rising as a consequence of the growth in the population of long-term survivors. This study was conducted to test whether women who have survived breast cancer for at least 5 years experience long-lasting or continuing economic consequences that are attributable to their disease. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY A group of 105 women who initially had been treated for breast cancer approximately 5 years before were interviewed to… 

Exploring the economic impact of breast cancers during the 18 months following diagnosis

Economic research adds an important dimension for understanding the impact of breast cancer, and findings may be used to help improve supportive care services for women and families confronted by this disease.

Long-term effects of cancer survivorship on the employment of older workers.

Survivors with recurrences or second primary tumors may particularly benefit from employment support services and workplace accommodation and any long-term effects on the employment of cancer-free survivors are fairly small.

Wage losses in the year after breast cancer: extent and determinants among Canadian women.

Wage losses and their effects on financial situation constitute an important adverse consequence of breast cancer in Canada.

Employment among survivors of lung cancer and colorectal cancer.

  • C. EarleY. Chretien J. Weeks
  • Medicine
    Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2010
Most employed patients with nonmetastatic lung or colorectal cancer return to work, but approximately one sixth of patients leave the workforce, particularly those with worse prognoses or lower socioeconomic status, which must be considered in management decisions about cancer.

A cohort study of permanently reduced work ability in breast cancer patients

A considerable proportion of women with breast cancer will over time experience permanently reduced work ability and become disability pension holders and medical personel caring for them should consider and discuss with them rehabilitation and workplace adjustment in order to prevent early disability pension.

Impact of Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment on Work-Related Life and Financial Factors

Long-term, disease-free breast cancer survivors reported a significant change in their work-related factors as well as changes in their financial opportunities.

Work disability associated with cancer survivorship and other chronic conditions

The elevated disability rate in cancer survivors in a cohort of adult survivors who were an average of 46 months post‐diagnosis is another argument for viewing cancer survivorship as a chronic condition potentially requiring a broad range of psychosocial services.

Income Disparities in the Quality of Life of Cancer Survivors

There are income-related disparities in theQoL of cancer survivors that cannot be explained away by the effect of health on earnings, and high-income patients are not only more likely to survive cancer, but they enjoy better QoL as survivors.

Illness-Associated Productivity Costs Among Women With Employer-Sponsored Insurance and Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

The lost work associated with BC is substantial in the first year after diagnosis and employee retention is much higher for BC cases versus controls.

The Effects of Breast Cancer on Individual Labour Market Outcomes: An Evaluation from an Administrative Panel in France

A moderate "generational effect" after stratification by year of cancer onset is found, and having faced less unemployment in the past is associated with a weaker negative effect of breast cancer on employment in the short run.



Family and out-of-pocket costs for women with breast cancer.

Informal costs of women who survived for at least 3 months after the observation are compared with informal costs of a group of patients who died during the subsequent 3 months.

Cost of breast cancer treatment. A 4-year longitudinal study.

The goal of mammography screening programs should be to achieve downstaging to stages 0 to 1 to achieve reduction in breast cancer mortality and to reduce the overall consumption of health care resources for the treatment of breast cancer.

The likelihood of returning to work after breast cancer.

Although most employed women retumed to work within three months of the diagnosis of breast cancer, black women were twice as likely as white women to be on medical leave three months after diagnosis, which was found to be associated with the need for assistance with transportation, limitations in upper-body strength, and employment in jobs requiring physical activity.

The burden of illness of cancer: economic cost and quality of life.

This chapter analyzes the main measures of burden of disease as relate to cancer, including incidence and mortality, years of life lost from cancer, and cancer prevalence, and examines the impact of cancer on health- related quality of life as measured in global terms and using evaluation-oriented applications of health-related quality ofLife scales.

Upper-body strength and breast cancer: a comparison of the effects of age and disease.

  • W. SatarianoD. Ragland
  • Medicine
    The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
  • 1996
The age-specific prevalence of upper-body limitations in women with breast cancer over the course of one year is reported, compared to that experienced by women of the same age without the disease.

Relationship between quality of life and mood in long-term survivors of breast cancer treated with mastectomy

It is suggested that long-term survivors of breast cancer continue to experience significant stress and emotional distress, as evidenced by increased depression and lower QOL functioning.

Cancer prevalence and survivorship issues: analyses of the 1992 National Health Interview Survey.

While cancer appears to be underreported on the 1992 NHIS, the survey provides valuable information about the medical, insurance, and employment experience of cancer survivors selected from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.

Primary care for survivors of breast cancer.

There are more than 2 million women in the United States alone who are living with a history of breast cancer.1,2 Screening programs have increased the number of women in whom invasive or noninvasive

Are cancer patients subject to employment discrimination?

Type of occupation was the main determinant of whether individuals were employed after diagnosis and the measures, including legal recourse, necessary to enable cancer patients to obtain and continue work.

The relationship between health and labor market status.

The impact of poor health on labor market status is at present neither fully understood nor measured with any precision and uncertainty about the relation­ ship arises from the difficulty of gauging the extent to which the severity of physical and mental conditions varies across the population in poor health.