Breast Cancer (2017) 24:720–729 DOI 10.1007/s12282-017-0765-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE What quality-of-life issues do women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) consider important when making treatment decisions? 1,2 1,2 3,4 • • • Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber Madeleine T. King Miriam M. Boxer 5,6,7,8 9 2,10 11 • • • • Andrew Spillane Zoe ¨ E. Winters Phyllis N. Butow Joan McPherson Claudia Rutherford Received: 24 November 2016 / Accepted: 16 February 2017 / Published online: 28 February 2017 The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2017 Abstract mastectomy (n = 23), and/or radiotherapy (n = 14). Fati- Purpose To explore quality-of-life (QOL) issues consid- gue-related symptoms (82%) and ‘‘fear of progression’’ ered important when deciding on treatment for ductal (50%) were the most frequently-experienced issues. When carcinoma in situ (DCIS). deciding on DCIS treatment, the most important consid- Methods Breast Cancer Network of Australia members eration was ‘‘fear of progression’’ (50%). A higher pro- diagnosed with DCIS in the past 5 years (self-identiﬁed) portion of mastectomy (compared to non-mastectomy) participated in an online survey (Sep–Nov 2015). From a patients considered ‘‘difﬁcultly looking at yourself naked’’ list of 74 QOL issues, participants selected all issues they (p = 0.03). Radiotherapy (compared to non-radiotherapy) experienced during
Breast Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 28, 2017
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