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A RAND Corporation review of the literature suggests that breast implants are associated with a rare form of lymphoma, but an expert panel believes that the disease can be managed by surgical removal of the implant.
Breast implants appear to be associated with a rare form of lymphoma, but there is not yet evidence to show that the cancer is caused by implants or to suggest an underlying mechanism for how the disease might develop.
The use of patient navigators-individuals who perform outreach, coordination, and education across language and cultural barriers-improved breast cancer quality of care in a public hospital and may help reduce disparities in quality of cancer care.
Non-invasive breast cancer, or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), is typically treated with either breast-conserving surgery—with or without follow-up radiation—or mastectomy. Long-term health outcomes depend on the treatments received and the treating surgeon.
Nurses play a key role in educating cancer patients and their caregivers on how to effectively cope with and manage cancer. African American caregivers may benefit from interventions tailored to their specific caregiving experience.
Less than one quarter of girls aged 9-17 years had initiated HPV vaccination by the end of 2008. Efforts to increase uptake should encourage providers to educate parents and promote access to reduced-cost vaccines.
The study found that HPV vaccine coverage among young adult women was low overall, and lower among the uninsured. Public financing and care provision programs are needed to expand vaccine coverage among uninsured women.
Menopause has a negative impact on some domains of health related quality of life (HRQoL), regardless of menopausal symptoms. Clinicians should work to improve HRQoL, rather than expect it to improve spontaneously when menopausal symptoms resolve.
Assesses women's knowledge of the need for cervical cancer screening after HPV vaccination, describes Pap test intentions of vaccinated women, and evaluates whether knowledge and intentions differ across groups at greatest risk for cervical cancer.
This evaluation study found that the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Treatment Program provides access to high-quality care for insured women with breast cancer; however, many are treated at an advanced stage, which is associated with worse outcomes.