Quality of life concerns in patients with breast cancer: evidence for disparity of outcomes and experiences in pain management and palliative care among African-American women.

@article{Payne2003QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life concerns in patients with breast cancer: evidence for disparity of outcomes and experiences in pain management and palliative care among African-American women.},
  author={Richard S. Payne and Eduardo Romay Medina and James W. Hampton},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 1 Suppl},
  pages={
          311-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND African-American women are at higher risk for breast cancer mortality compared with their white counterparts. Furthermore, African-American women present for diagnosis and treatment later in the disease process. It may be expected that this greater disease burden would impose more symptoms compared with women who present with earlier stage disease. However, the effect of breast cancer on the quality of life of African-American women largely has been unexplored. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING

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