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Breast cancer patients may develop PTSD symptoms

Researchers interviewed more than 1,100 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and followed the patients for six months after diagnosis.

Findings revealed that 23 percent of the women reported symptoms of PTSD.

Younger women were more likely to develop PTSD symptoms and black and Asian women were more likely to experience psychological trauma than white women.

The study appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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2 Comments to “Breast cancer patients may develop PTSD symptoms”

    Breast Cancer Treatment said:
    March 26, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is emotional disorder and most of the time it appeared when patient is suffering from chronic disease like Breast cancer. But we need to give them better treatment in emotional matter. PTSD disorder in women is different from men. We have to do more work on this psychological trauma and understand his or her psychology under different chronic disease in different situation.

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