HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Should nurses conduct breast cancer follow-up visits?

Hamburg, Germany: Women who have been treated for breast cancer find follow-up visits to their oncologists unsatisfactory and not reassuring, according to research carried out in Sweden.

Ingrid Kssler, president of the Swedish Association of Breast Cancer Societies, told the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference in Hamburg today (Thursday 18 March) that the format of follow-up visits needed to be changed and that research should be carried out into the efficacy of specialist nurses conducting the follow-ups.

Ms Kssler sent questionnaires to 1,200 members of three different local breast cancer organizations within the Swedish Breast Cancer Association, and also distributed it to participants in an Internet discussion forum. She received over 600 replies.

"The majority of the women preferred to go to a breast centre for follow-up visits rather than to their GP," said Ms Kssler. "However, they indicated that the follow-up examinations were hurried, investigations were not reassuring and some women reported a lack of continuity as they saw different oncologists at each visit. Many women felt there was no opportunity to ask questions, express emotional concerns or talk about their social situation.

"Other research has found that 70 to 80 per cent of recurrences have been detected by the patients themselves and this casts doubt on the effectiveness of follow-up visits with oncologists and surgeons and the use of routine investigations.

"It is important that the follow-up visits are changed to meet patients' ongoing needs better."

The rationale behind follow-up visits after primary treatment for breast cancer is that early detection of a recurrence leads to a better outcome, that women get a sense of psychological security and satisfaction from the visit, and that the data collected are useful for quality assurance. However, the visits are expensive and Ms Kssler said that if they are also ineffective in achieving their a
'"/>

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@aol.com
49-403-569-3625
Federation of European Cancer Societies
18-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Should medical students have earlier contact with patients?
2. Should compulsory screening of immigrants be part of UK public health policy?
3. Should the standard guidelines for assessing prostate cancer control be changed?
4. Should living liver donation be available in the NHS?
5. Should ambulance crews perform emergency breathing procedure?
6. C-reactive proteins: Should everyone be tested?
7. Should people with dementia be electronically tagged?
8. Should we help to create disabled babies?
9. Should people with diabetes sleep with the lights on?
10. Should women be screened for domestic violence?
11. Should banks be liable for pollution caused by companies that borrow from them?

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Should nurses conduct breast cancer follow visits

(Date:8/27/2015)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2015 ... ... Wearables & IoT Summit , scheduled for October 27-29, 2015 in San Jose, ... technology, the summit will primarily focus on the void that exists where battery ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , ... August 27, 2015 , ... Healthpointe is proud ... La Tijera Clinic in Los Angeles. Licensed to practice Chinese Needle Therapy since 1983, ... neuromuscular injuries and diseases. Dr. Priebe also practices in Healthpointe’s La Mirada clinic and ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... More destinations and stores are becoming pet-friendly, making ... Insurance is sharing some tips to help your whole family travel safely and comfortably. ... with pets each year. Amica is sharing the following tips from the American Society ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2015 , ... Banc ... All Clear System. The agreement will enable both Johnson City, Tenn.-based firms to work ... System is a cloud-based safety product that caters to organizations in the financial, commercial ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... For the first time, Ninja® introduces ... Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ Pro Complete and Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System. These two ... customization to a whole new level. This line of Nutri Ninja products is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Infocast Hosting First Conference Dedicated to Powering Wearable Devices & the IoT 2Health News:Qualified Medical Examiner and Acupuncturist Joins Healthpointe in Los Angeles 2Health News:Qualified Medical Examiner and Acupuncturist Joins Healthpointe in Los Angeles 3Health News:Amica Unleashes 5 Tips for Safe Traveling with Pets 2Health News:Banc Intranets Forms Strategic Marketing Partnership with All Clear System 2Health News:Banc Intranets Forms Strategic Marketing Partnership with All Clear System 3Health News:Banc Intranets Forms Strategic Marketing Partnership with All Clear System 4Health News:SharkNinja's Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Pro Complete Delivers Power And Versatility In A Compact Design 2Health News:SharkNinja's Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Pro Complete Delivers Power And Versatility In A Compact Design 3Health News:SharkNinja's Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Pro Complete Delivers Power And Versatility In A Compact Design 4
(Date:8/27/2015)... Colo. , Aug. 27, 2015  Lightwave ... on the development of Next Generation Photonic ... for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications ... Michael Lebby has been appointed to the ... reputation in the field of optoelectronics is widely ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015 ... capability and technology platform company serving the ... announced that its small-molecule process development and manufacturing subsidiary ... its first approval from the Japan PMDA ... of a branded commercial drug in July. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Aug. 27, 2015  SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN ... Executive Officer, will present a corporate overview and business update ... New York City . , 22 nd ... am ET at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. , Rodman ... ET at the St. Regis Hotel. To access ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lightwave Logic Announces the Appointment of Optoelectronics Industry Leader, Michael Lebby, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors 2Lightwave Logic Announces the Appointment of Optoelectronics Industry Leader, Michael Lebby, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors 3WuXi PharmaTech's STA Subsidiary Receives First Approval from Japanese Regulatory Authorities 2SciClone To Present At Two Investor Conferences On September 10, 2015 2
Cached News: