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Improving Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Breast Cancer Survivorship: Where Are We Today?
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    Chapter 2 Special Issues in Younger Women with Breast Cancer
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    Chapter 3 Special Issues in Older Women with Breast Cancer
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    Chapter 4 Breast Cancer Among Special Populations: Disparities in Care Across the Cancer Control Continuum
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    Chapter 5 Symptoms: Fatigue and Cognitive Dysfunction
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    Chapter 6 Symptoms: Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
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    Chapter 7 Symptoms: Aromatase Inhibitor Induced Arthralgias
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    Chapter 8 Symptoms: Lymphedema
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    Chapter 9 Symptoms: Menopause, Infertility, and Sexual Health
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    Chapter 10 Host Factors and Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Genetic, Epigenetic and Biologic Factors and Breast Cancer Outcomes.
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    Chapter 11 Comorbidities and Their Management: Potential Impact on Breast Cancer Outcomes
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    Chapter 12 Modifiable Lifestyle Factors and Breast Cancer Outcomes: Current Controversies and Research Recommendations.
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    Chapter 13 Risk Reduction from Weight Management and Physical Activity Interventions
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    Chapter 14 Prevention and Treatment of Cardiac Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors.
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    Chapter 15 Psychological Adjustment in Breast Cancer Survivors
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    Chapter 16 Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
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    Chapter 17 Quality of Care, Including Survivorship Care Plans.
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Chapter title
Symptoms: Menopause, Infertility, and Sexual Health
Chapter number 9
Book title
Improving Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, November 2015
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-16366-6_9
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Book ISBNs
978-3-31-916365-9, 978-3-31-916366-6

Debra L. Barton, Patricia A. Ganz


By 2022, the number of survivors is expected to grow to nearly 18 million. Therefore, addressing acute and chronic negative sequelae of a cancer diagnosis and its treatments becomes a health imperative. For women with a history of breast cancer, one of the common goals of treatment and prevention of recurrence is to reduce circulating concentrations of estradiol, especially in women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer. Hormone deprivation after a diagnosis of breast cancer impacts physiological targets other than in the breast tissue and can result in unwanted side effects, all of which can negatively impact quality of life and function and cause distress. Symptoms that are most strongly linked by evidence to hormone changes after cancer diagnosis and treatment include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep changes, fatigue, mood changes, and diminishing sexual function, including vaginal atrophy (decreased arousal, dryness and dyspareunia), infertility, decreased desire and negative self-image. Weight gain and resulting body image changes are often concomitants of the abrupt onset of treatment-induced menopause.The purpose of this chapter is to briefly review what is known about the advent of premature menopause in women treated for breast cancer, menopausal symptoms that are exacerbated by endocrine treatments for breast cancer, and the associated concerns of hot flashes and related menopausal symptoms, sexual health and fertility issues. We will discuss limitations in the current research and propose strategies that address current limitations in order to move the science forward.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 20%
Student > Bachelor 6 20%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 30%
Psychology 5 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Social Sciences 3 10%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 4 13%

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