Influence of psychological response on breast cancer survival: 10-year follow-up of a population-based cohort.

@article{Watson2005InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of psychological response on breast cancer survival: 10-year follow-up of a population-based cohort.},
  author={M Watson and Janis Homewood and J R Haviland and Judith Margaret Bliss},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={1710-4}
}
The possibility that psychological response within a few weeks of a breast cancer diagnosis can influence the outcome of the disease is a contentious issue. Psychological response, including helplessness/hopelessness, fighting spirit and depression was assessed in early-stage breast cancer patients between 1 and 3 months post-diagnosis, in order to ascertain effect on cancer prognosis. Patients were followed up for a period of 10 years in order to clarify the effect of psychological response on… CONTINUE READING
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