Patient and family caregiver reaction to new and recurrent breast cancer.

@article{Given1992PatientAF,
  title={Patient and family caregiver reaction to new and recurrent breast cancer.},
  author={Barbara A. Given and Charles W. Given},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Women's Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={201-6, 212}
}
Exploratory data on the mental health (depression), symptoms, and functional status of breast cancer patients and the mental health (depression) and reaction to care of their caregivers are examined in this paper. How both are influenced by new and recurrent disease is also reported. Patients and family caregivers were followed over a six-month period to determine whether new or recurrent disease status altered their reaction to the cancer experience. The data suggest that psychological… CONTINUE READING