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How does breast cancer affect women's quality of life?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Short&Long Term QOL

Early on, the greatest impact on qol is related to the emotional effects of a cancer DX and the physical effects of surgery+/-chemo+/-radiation rx.
Thankfully, most women return to their normal pre-dx state soon after, although the fear of cancer recurrence can be overwhelming for some. Ironically, some people's lives improve as they prioritize their health & what's most important in their lives.

In brief: Short&Long Term QOL

Early on, the greatest impact on qol is related to the emotional effects of a cancer DX and the physical effects of surgery+/-chemo+/-radiation rx.
Thankfully, most women return to their normal pre-dx state soon after, although the fear of cancer recurrence can be overwhelming for some. Ironically, some people's lives improve as they prioritize their health & what's most important in their lives.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Yes and no

Cancer of breast is devastating to the woman, better hope every day due to early diagnosis, availability and use of better medication, better understanding of the disease .
Yet quality of life depends on patient's out look , accepting the information given and support she receives from family and friends.

In brief: Yes and no

Cancer of breast is devastating to the woman, better hope every day due to early diagnosis, availability and use of better medication, better understanding of the disease .
Yet quality of life depends on patient's out look , accepting the information given and support she receives from family and friends.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
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