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Member Research and Reports

UNC Finds Older Women with Breast Cancer Experience Declines in Quality Of Life

A new study finds that women 65 and older who are treated for breast cancer initially experience declines in physical and mental health, compared to similar women without cancer, but the declines generally wane after 12 months. The findings imply that older women should be informed they are more vulnerable to declines in health-related quality of life, but reassured the declines likely are only temporary.