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Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): the Importance of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO)

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): the Importance of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Purpose of ReviewPatient reported outcomes (PROs) are an optimal method for assessing quality of life (QOL), including physical and psychosocial health. This review summarizes PROs frequently assessed in the setting of a DCIS diagnosis.Recent FindingsHealth-related QOL has generally been found to be modestly affected in women with DCIS and similar to women with invasive breast cancer. Several studies reported a substantial negative impact on sexual health and body image, including some differences based on surgery type. Some patients experience pain after treatment, although many physical symptoms resolve. The prevalence of anxiety and depression varied based on assessment timing, with symptoms improving overtime. Women with DCIS often overestimate the risks associated both with DCIS and invasive cancer.SummaryPROs provide critical information regarding the experiences of women following a DCIS diagnosis. Continued inclusion of PROs in clinical trials is warranted, further informing treatment decisions and adequately preparing patients for what to expect following treatment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Breast Cancer Reports Springer Journals

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): the Importance of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO)

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
ISSN
1943-4588
eISSN
1943-4596
DOI
10.1007/s12609-020-00363-2
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Abstract

Purpose of ReviewPatient reported outcomes (PROs) are an optimal method for assessing quality of life (QOL), including physical and psychosocial health. This review summarizes PROs frequently assessed in the setting of a DCIS diagnosis.Recent FindingsHealth-related QOL has generally been found to be modestly affected in women with DCIS and similar to women with invasive breast cancer. Several studies reported a substantial negative impact on sexual health and body image, including some differences based on surgery type. Some patients experience pain after treatment, although many physical symptoms resolve. The prevalence of anxiety and depression varied based on assessment timing, with symptoms improving overtime. Women with DCIS often overestimate the risks associated both with DCIS and invasive cancer.SummaryPROs provide critical information regarding the experiences of women following a DCIS diagnosis. Continued inclusion of PROs in clinical trials is warranted, further informing treatment decisions and adequately preparing patients for what to expect following treatment.

Journal

Current Breast Cancer ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 20, 2020

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