High Anxiety Among Partners Of Young Breast Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Among partners of young women with breast cancer, anxiety is common—affecting over 42% of survey respondents—and may occur years after diagnosis. That’s according to a new study of partners of women who received a breast cancer diagnosis before age 40. This report is one of the first to examine the psychological and social issues affecting family members of people with cancer.

Nancy Borstelmann MPH, LICSW, directs the department of social work at Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute, will present the findings this week at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium in San Diego.

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