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Mindfulness Meditation, Survivorship Classes Ease Depression in Younger Women Treated for Breast Cancer

Mindfulness meditation and survivorship education classes eased symptoms of depression in younger women treated for breast cancer.

 
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Women Whose Breasts Look Different From Each Other After Lumpectomy More Likely to Feel Bad

Women whose breasts look significantly different from each other after lumpectomy are more likely to be depressed and feel ashamed of their bodies.

 
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Worry About Recurrence Linked to Ethnic Background

Research shows that a woman's level of worry about breast cancer coming back is linked to her ethic background.

 
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ASCO Develops New Guidelines Addressing Issues Faced by Cancer Survivors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has developed new guidelines on three problems that cancer survivors often deal with: fatigue, neuropathy, and anxiety and depression.

 
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Specific Type of Stress Management Helps Improve Mood and Quality of Life Long-Term

A small study has found that cognitive behavioral stress management after breast cancer surgery offers long-term benefits to women.

 
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program Improves Quality of Life for Diagnosed Women

A small study found that the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer program improved the physical and emotional health of women who had been treated for early-stage disease.

 
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Teen Girls Fear Breast Cancer

A study by Breastcancer.org Chief Medical Officer Marisa Weiss found that many teen girls worry about breast cancer and think their risk of breast cancer is higher than it really is.

 
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Support Tool Helps Women Emotionally Adjust After Being Diagnosed With Early-Stage Disease

A study found that a web-based tool can help women feel less stressed and anxious after breast cancer treatment ends, but the effect only lasted as long as the program.

 
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Most Older Survivors Are Emotionally Healthy

A strong support network and good communication with your doctor can keep your emotional well-being strong after treatment.

 
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Taking Antidepressant With Tamoxifen Reduces Tamoxifen's Effectiveness

Research suggests that women taking the antidepressant Paxil at the same time as the hormonal therapy medicine tamoxifen are more likely to die from breast cancer than women taking tamoxifen who never took Paxil.

 
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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.

 
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Being Diagnosed With Cancer Affects How Brain Works

A small study suggests that when diagnosed women have cognitive problems before starting treatment, the problems are likely due to post-traumatic stress caused by diagnosis.

 
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Face-to-Face and Internet-Based Counseling Therapy Both Help Ease Fear and Anxiety in People With Cancer

A study suggests offering mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy via the Internet offers the same benefits as face-to-face sessions.

 
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CALM Therapy Helps Ease Depression in People Diagnosed With Advanced-Stage Cancer

Research suggests that the CALM (Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully) therapy program can help ease depression in people living with advanced-stage cancer.

 
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Loneliness, Anxiety Felt by Many People With Cancer During COVID-19 Pandemic

More than half of people who have been diagnosed with cancer feel lonely, most likely as a result of social distancing and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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Support Organizations Important to Black Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer in Memphis

Community-based support organizations are essential in helping Black women in Memphis who have been diagnosed with breast cancer overcome barriers to care.

 
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Blended Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Reduce Fear of Cancer Recurrence

A specific type of counseling therapy, called blended cognitive behavior therapy, can help ease the fear of a cancer recurrence in survivors.

 
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Anxiety Common Among Partners of Young Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Research suggests that nearly half of the partners of younger women diagnosed with breast cancer experienced anxiety, sometimes years after the diagnosis.

 
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Certain Traits Make Spouses of Diagnosed More Likely to Be Depressed

Certain characteristics seemed to be linked to whether the spouses of women diagnosed with breast cancer will become depressed about their wives' illness.

 
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Man's Physical Health Affects Woman's Emotional Health More When One Partner Diagnosed With Cancer

People diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers affect each other's emotional and physical health.