Supportive Care During Adjuvant Treatment

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 151)

The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has a substantial impact on health, emotional well-being and quality of life. Adjuvant systemic therapy (the administration of chemotherapy, endocrine or biologic therapy) is a distinct phase of breast cancer treatment following primary treatment [1]. Adjuvant systemic therapy is currently recommended to most women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and is associated with declining mortality for women with breast cancer [2, 3]. Every year in the United States approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer [4].


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  1. 1.Clinical PsychologistVictoriaAustralia

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