Symptom clusters in breast cancer across 3 phases of the disease.

@article{Bender2005SymptomCI,
  title={Symptom clusters in breast cancer across 3 phases of the disease.},
  author={Catherine M. Bender and Fisun S{\"u}enuzun Erg{\"y}n and Margaret Q Rosenzweig and Susan Murphy Cohen and Susan M. Sereika},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={219-25}
}
The purpose of this exploratory, secondary analysis was to compare the prevalence of symptoms attributable to breast cancer or its treatment and to identify and describe symptom clusters across 3 phases of the disease. A pooled analysis was conducted by combining existing symptom data collected at the baseline assessment from 3 independent studies of women with breast cancer. Study I had 40 women with early-stage breast cancer following primary surgery for their disease and prior to the… CONTINUE READING