Do Doctors Consider My Quality of Life During Breast Cancer Treatment?

Question: Is quality of life during and after breast cancer treatments considered (by the health care team)?

Answer: I think we're now paying much more attention to quality of life issues. In the past, we were so concerned about breast cancer being a terminal disease and so focused on treatment that we somehow forgot, I think, about the quality of life. And now that we're making lots of progress in curing the disease, and in fact, the majority of women today -- more than 70 or 75 percent of women who get breast cancer -- are cured today.

Now we're paying much more attention to a quality of life after treatment or during treatment. So I think we're making positive inroads in many aspects of the care of breast cancer patients. And I think the future is very promising.

Next: How Do the Doctors Decide What Type of Breast Cancer Surgery is Best for Me?

null

Previous: What Will Happen if I Opt Out of Breast Cancer Treatment?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3643260. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3643260. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3643260.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...