Difficulties faced by young female breast cancer survivors in Japan: A comparison of the under 36 year-old and the 36 to 45 year-old female survivor at the diagnosis.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164776
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Difficulties faced by young female breast cancer survivors in Japan: A comparison of the under 36 year-old and the 36 to 45 year-old female survivor at the diagnosis.
Author(s):
Miyashita, Mika; Takahashi, Miyako
Author Details:
Mika Miyashita, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Hiroshima University, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan, email: mika-tky@umin.ac.jp; Miyako Takahashi, MD, PhD, U. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract:
Research Study: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Japanese women. In 2002, it is estimated that 15.0% of all cases were in under age 45. Breast tumors in young breast cancer patients tend to be more aggressive, and have a greater effect negatively on QOL. Multi-modality treatment may bring menopause and infertility to young breast cancer survivors. The purposes of this study are to describe difficulties faced by young breast cancer survivors in Japan, and to compare of the under 36 year-old and the 36 to 45 year-old female survivor at the diagnosis. Survivorship encompasses the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, from diagnosis until the end of life. It includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. Study participants were recruited from self-help groups. Data were collected from focus group discussions in the under 36 yearold and the 36 to 45 year-old female survivors at the diagnosis. Three persons were interviewed individually. Interviews recorded in IC recorder were transcribed verbatim. Two authors reviewed the transcriptions and created thematic categories. Twenty nine survivors, ranged in age from 26-35 years and twelve survivors, ranged in age from 36 to 41 years at the diagnosis participated in this study. As to age specific issues, participants reported menopause and fertility issues, changes of relationship and roles in family, career, economic problems, and feeling of isolation. The participants of the under 36 year-old groups reported sexuality issues and annoyance of having pity from medical profession, elderly breast cancer survivors, and commoners. Some participants in the 36-45 year-old group told difficulty of care for child who was preparing for the examination of admission to high school. As to general issues, participants reported difficulties of communication with physicians, lack of information, decision-making problem, sequela followed by surgery, side effects and late effects of adjuvant therapy, fear of recurrence, and uncertainty in the future. This study suggested that nurses should provide adequate information about those issues at the diagnosis through the follow-up phases and give chances of interaction with coetaneous survivors.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDifficulties faced by young female breast cancer survivors in Japan: A comparison of the under 36 year-old and the 36 to 45 year-old female survivor at the diagnosis.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMiyashita, Mikaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTakahashi, Miyakoen_US
dc.author.detailsMika Miyashita, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Hiroshima University, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan, email: mika-tky@umin.ac.jp; Miyako Takahashi, MD, PhD, U. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164776-
dc.description.abstractResearch Study: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Japanese women. In 2002, it is estimated that 15.0% of all cases were in under age 45. Breast tumors in young breast cancer patients tend to be more aggressive, and have a greater effect negatively on QOL. Multi-modality treatment may bring menopause and infertility to young breast cancer survivors. The purposes of this study are to describe difficulties faced by young breast cancer survivors in Japan, and to compare of the under 36 year-old and the 36 to 45 year-old female survivor at the diagnosis. Survivorship encompasses the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, from diagnosis until the end of life. It includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. Study participants were recruited from self-help groups. Data were collected from focus group discussions in the under 36 yearold and the 36 to 45 year-old female survivors at the diagnosis. Three persons were interviewed individually. Interviews recorded in IC recorder were transcribed verbatim. Two authors reviewed the transcriptions and created thematic categories. Twenty nine survivors, ranged in age from 26-35 years and twelve survivors, ranged in age from 36 to 41 years at the diagnosis participated in this study. As to age specific issues, participants reported menopause and fertility issues, changes of relationship and roles in family, career, economic problems, and feeling of isolation. The participants of the under 36 year-old groups reported sexuality issues and annoyance of having pity from medical profession, elderly breast cancer survivors, and commoners. Some participants in the 36-45 year-old group told difficulty of care for child who was preparing for the examination of admission to high school. As to general issues, participants reported difficulties of communication with physicians, lack of information, decision-making problem, sequela followed by surgery, side effects and late effects of adjuvant therapy, fear of recurrence, and uncertainty in the future. This study suggested that nurses should provide adequate information about those issues at the diagnosis through the follow-up phases and give chances of interaction with coetaneous survivors.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:48Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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