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Fear of cancer recurrence in young women with a history of early-stage breast cancer: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and association with health behaviours.

Thewes, Belinda; Butow, Phyllis; Bell, M. L.; Beith, J.; Stuart-Harris, Robin; Grossi, M.; Capp, A; Dalley, D


Purpose Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is common and associated with younger age. This study aimed to explore the prevalence and correlates of FCR amongst younger survivors of early breast cancer. Subjects A total of 218 women aged 18-45 were diagnosed with stage 0-2 breast cancer at least 1 year earlier. Methods The participants completed a web-based survey including a validated measure of FCR and items exploring medical surveillance practices and health care use. Results A total of 70% of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-011-1371-x


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