Quality of life studies pay special attention to a breast cancer patient’s feelings about their diagnosis and the impact and side effects of treatments.
Thanks to advances in breast cancer research, survival rates have increased meaning that more wāhine/women are living with the long-term consequences of their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment than ever before.
Breast cancer can have far-reaching physical and psychological impacts. Maintaining a positive quality of life – at the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and after completion of treatment – is a crucial aspect of treatment outcomes and breast cancer care, for women and their whānau.
Quality of life studies look for ways to improve the overall experience for patients who receive these treatments now and in the future.
Open to new participants
- Lymph node grafting for upper limb lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment
- ABCpro study, a study evaluating a new online service for managing self-reported symptoms by women with advanced breast cancer