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Rosenberg SM, Vaz-Luis I, Gong J
Employment trends in young women following a breast cancer diagnosis.
This cohort study examined employment trends in young women (age 40 or less) following a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The participants were 911 women who were enrolled in the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Study with non-metastatic breast cancer who were surveyed about employment-related outcomes 1 year post-diagnosis. Most women (80%) were employed 1 year after diagnosis. Among employed women, 7% said treatment affected their job performance. Seven percent of women reported unemployment at 1 year, with half of them reporting health reasons for their unemployment. Women with Stage 3 disease, and those who reporting having money to pay bills after cutting back or difficulty paying bills at baseline were more likely to be unemployed.
Citation: Rosenberg SM, Vaz-Luis I, Gong J . Employment trends in young women following a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2019 Aug;177(1):207-14. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05293-x..
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Women, Young Adults
Perez S, Greenzang KA
Completion of adolescent cancer treatment: excitement, guilt, and anxiety.
The completion of cancer treatment in adolescents and young adults is a time that many patients and families approach with hope and excitement but is often tinged with anxiety and fear. In this paper, the authors present a young man’s personal experience moving from treatment to survivorship as well as that of his oncologist, and together we offer recommendations for supporting children and teenagers with serious illness at the completion of therapy.
Citation: Perez S, Greenzang KA . Completion of adolescent cancer treatment: excitement, guilt, and anxiety. Pediatrics 2019 Mar;143(3). doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3073..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Young Adults, Cancer: Breast Cancer, Anxiety, Clinician-Patient Communication
Bertrand KA, Baer HJ, Orav EJ
Early life body fatness, serum anti-mullerian hormone, and breast density in young adult women.
Researchers examined associations of early life body fatness, serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations, and breast density among 172 women in the Dietary Intervention Study in Children (DISC). They found no evidence that current or early life BMI influences AMH concentrations in later life. Women with higher concentrations of AMH had similar percent and absolute dense breast volume, but lower nondense volume.
Citation: Bertrand KA, Baer HJ, Orav EJ . Early life body fatness, serum anti-mullerian hormone, and breast density in young adult women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016 Jul;25(7):1151-7. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-16-0185.
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Children/Adolescents, Obesity, Women, Young Adults