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Financial Problems Linked to Worse Cancer Survival

In the United States, people receiving breast cancer treatment had higher mortality risk when they had financial problems versus when they didn’t.

Apr 29, 2022 | Day-to-Day Matters
ASCO Publishes Special Series of Articles on Pain in People With Cancer

To provide practical approaches to managing cancer pain, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) developed a special series of 14 articles on pain in people with cancer, including breast cancer.

Having a Partner Seems to Improve Quality of Life in Women With Sexual Side Effects From Breast Cancer Hormonal Therapy

A small study suggests that postmenopausal women with partners may have better quality of life than women without partners when experiencing a number of sexual side effects from hormonal therapy.

Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Report "Catastrophic" Financial Effects

A national survey of more than 1,000 women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer found that 35% had no insurance and nearly 70% said they were worried about financial problems because of cancer.

Oct 31, 2018 | Diagnosis and Day-to-Day Matters
Music Boosts Well-Being of People in Hospice and Palliative Care

A study suggests that people in hospice and palliative care who listen to live music in their rooms as part of their treatment feel better both emotionally and physically.

Aug 22, 2018 | Day-to-Day Matters
Women Without Prescription Drug Coverage Less Likely to Start Hormonal Therapy

A study has found that women diagnosed with early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer with no prescription drug coverage were less likely to start hormonal therapy than women who had insurance coverage for prescription drugs.

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis Linked to Lack of Insurance

A large percentage of the difference in breast cancer stage at diagnosis between white women and women of other ethnicities seems to be affected by whether a woman has insurance.

Jan 14, 2020 | Day-to-Day Matters and Ethnicity
Non-White Women Have More Breast Cancer Pain

Non-white women have more severe pain with advanced breast cancer than white women.

Pain Common One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery

More than half of women who have breast cancer surgery have continuing pain a year after surgery, according to a Finnish study.

Unemployment Common After Breast Cancer Treatment

A study found that nearly 33% of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer who were working when they began treatment were unemployed 4 years later.

May 30, 2014 | Diagnosis and Day-to-Day Matters
Many Women Worried About Paying for Breast Cancer Care, Feel Doctor's Office Not Helpful

A study suggests that many women are concerned about the cost of breast cancer treatment and feel their doctor's offices aren't helping address these concerns.

Jul 24, 2018 | Diagnosis and Day-to-Day Matters
Being Younger, Axillary Node Surgery Linked to Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Having axillary lymph node surgery and being younger are associated with pain lasting 2 months or more after breast cancer surgery.

Black Women With Advanced-Stage Disease Less Likely to Get Certain Supportive Care Medicines Than White Women

Research suggests that Black women diagnosed with stage IV disease are less likely to receive antidepressants and sleep aids than white women.

Two Types of Acupuncture Ease Pain Better Than Usual Care in Cancer Survivors

Two types of acupuncture were better than physical therapy, steroids, and pain medicine usually used to ease ongoing muscle and/or joint pain among cancer survivors.

Breast Cancer Causes Long-Term Financial Burden for Many People, Especially Those With Lymphedema

Twelve years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, women had between $1,000 and $3,300 out-of-pocket medical care costs per year.

Aug 23, 2018 | Day-to-Day Matters and Side Effects
Mindfulness-Based Therapy Helps Ease Pain After Breast Cancer Treatment

A small study has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help ease the pain that many women continue to have months and years after breast cancer treatment is completed.

Expanding Medicaid Coverage Offers Mixed Health Results Study Suggests

A study suggests that Medicaid doesn't really improve the health of people covered, but does increase the use of preventive services and the rate of diabetes diagnoses, while lowering depression rates and reducing the financial stress of paying for healthcare.

May 31, 2013 | Day-to-Day Matters
Women Who Start Treatment More Than 60 Days After Diagnosis of Advanced-Stage Disease Have Worse Survival

A study has found that women diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer who wait more than 60 days to start treatment have a much higher risk of dying from breast cancer than women who start treatment earlier.

Jan 31, 2013 | Diagnosis and Day-to-Day Matters
FDA Approves Intrarosa for Sexual Symptoms of Menopause

The FDA approved Intrarosa to treat pain during sexual intercourse, but it's not clear if the product is safe for women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Jan 6, 2017 | Day-to-Day Matters
About Half Have Pain Problems Years After Breast Cancer Surgery

Research shows that about half of women who have breast cancer surgery have continuing pain problems a year or more after surgery.

Society for Integrative Oncology Issues Guidelines on Complementary Therapies

To help doctors and patients understand which complementary therapies are safe and effective for people diagnosed with breast cancer, the Society for Integrative Oncology has published guidelines.

Household Net Worth Has Big Effect on Whether Women Finish Hormonal Therapy Treatment

A study has found that household net worth has a big effect on whether women will stick to their hormonal therapy treatment plans.

Lidocaine May Help Ease Painful Intercourse After Breast Cancer Treatment

A small study has found that applying a lidocaine compress to the area where the vulva meets with the vagina can make intercourse comfortable again for women who've been treated for breast cancer.

Jul 30, 2015 | Diagnosis and Day-to-Day Matters
Testosterone Cream, Vaginal Ring Seem Safe Treatment for Dryness, Loss of Libido

A small study suggests that Estring and vaginal testosterone cream seem safe and effective for postmenopausal women diagnosed with early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer who are taking an aromatase inhibitor and experiencing vaginal dryness and/or loss of libido.

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