Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61097
Title: The symptom burden in breast cancer survivors
Authors: Cheng, H
Sit, JWH
So, WKW
Keywords: Breast cancer
Cancer survivor
Cognitive symptoms of breast cancer
Psycho-oncology
Psychological symptoms of breast cancer
Symptom burden
Treatment completion
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Current Medicine Group LLC
Source: Current breast cancer reports, 2016, v. 8, no. 1, p. 40-46 How to cite?
Journal: Current breast cancer reports 
Abstract: Breast cancer survivors continue to experience an array of physical, psychological and cognitive symptoms following the completion of their treatment. However, there is a lack of understanding of symptom burden during an extended and long-term survivorship. The present review attempts to provide an overview of conceptual and contextual understanding of symptom burden that women with breast cancer may experience following treatment completion. We will focus on six commonly reported symptoms or symptom clusters in post-treatment breast cancer survivors, including menopausal symptoms, lymphoedema, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance and cognitive dysfunction. To identify and manage the symptom burden effectively, further investigation is required into individual symptoms and their relationship to others.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61097
ISSN: 1943-4588 (print)
1943-4596 (online)
DOI: 10.1007/s12609-016-0201-z
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