Assessing Women's Attitudes About the Risk of Infertility Related to Adjuvant Therapy for Early Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Adjuvant therapy given after surgery for early breast cancer may cause infertility. Assessing young women's attitudes and feelings about the risk of infertility may help improve the ability to plan effective treatment.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying young women's attitudes and feelings about the risk of infertility related to adjuvant therapy for stage I or stage II breast cancer.
- Determine the attitude toward the risk of infertility related to adjuvant therapy in women with early breast cancer.
- Correlate, if possible, the patient's attitude with the fact that the patient already has children or the time interval between the date of breast cancer diagnosis and the date of study participation.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients complete a questionnaire administered by a nontreating physician.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 385 patients will be accrued for this study.
psychosocial assessment and care
Centre Hospitalier Etterbeek Ixelles
Active, not recruiting
European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00062400
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on August 16, 2012
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Inflammatory Breast Neoplasms
Metastatic breast cancer characterized by EDEMA and ERYTHEMA of the affected breast due to LYMPHATIC METASTASIS and eventual obstruction of LYMPHATIC VESSELS by the cancer cells.
Outcome And Process Assessment (health Care)
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
A infiltrating (invasive) breast cancer, relatively uncommon, accounting for only 5%-10% of breast tumors in most series. It is often an area of ill-defined thickening in the breast, in contrast to the dominant lump characteristic of ductal carcinoma. It is typically composed of small cells in a linear arrangement with a tendency to grow around ducts and lobules. There is likelihood of axillary nodal involvement with metastasis to meningeal and serosal surfaces. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1205)
Carbohydrate antigen elevated in patients with tumors of the breast, ovary, lung, and prostate as well as other disorders. The mucin is expressed normally by most glandular epithelia but shows particularly increased expression in the breast at lactation and in malignancy. It is thus an established serum marker for breast cancer.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
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