Psychosocial factors and survival of young women with breast cancer: a population-based prospective cohort study.

@article{Phillips2008PsychosocialFA,
  title={Psychosocial factors and survival of young women with breast cancer: a population-based prospective cohort study.},
  author={Kelly-Anne Phillips and Richard H. Osborne and Graham G. Giles and Gillian S. Dite and Carmel Apicella and John L. Hopper and Roger L Milne},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 28},
  pages={4666-71}
}
PURPOSE Most women with early-stage breast cancer believe that psychosocial factors are an important influence over whether their cancer will recur. Studies of the issue have produced conflicting results. PATIENTS AND METHODS A population-based sample of 708 Australian women diagnosed before age 60 years with nonmetastatic breast cancer was observed for a median of 8.2 years. Depression and anxiety, coping style, and social support were assessed at a median of 11 months after diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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