About this Research Topic
Breast cancer, as well as the rest of the oncological diagnoses, presents a challenge, due to its great survival and the possibilities of maintaining activities of daily life with a high level of well-being and quality of life. Actions aimed at maintaining this quality of life, as well as solving present or potential problems are covered from a multidisciplinary perspective: oncologists, specialist nurses, social work, physiotherapists and experts in physical exercise and cancer, in addition to many others. Including patients in primary and secondary prevention and treatment policies as front-line actors ensures they are active in their total recovery.
This Research Topic asks, how does the type of wellbeing recovery program influence the intervention approach taken, and which type of activity is most effective and adequate to each individual patient?
Personalized programs are essential not only in medical, pharmacological or radiotherapy treatment, but they must go further and integrate each of the aspects that influence the quality of life and well-being of patients and their families.
We welcome Original Research and Review articles describing results of clinical studies, translational research as well as basic science with a strong focus on the wellbeing in breast cancer patients. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Physical activity and exercise effect on patients.
- Physical Therapy: complications and side effects related to surgery, radiotherapy (eg. Lymphedema).
- Related Wellbeing and Quality of Life: Pain, Sleep disorders, - Fatigue, Psychosocial and work-adaptation problems.
- Health Education programs and survivorship in cancer patients.
- Sexual concerns and related body image problems
- Cultural and cross-cultural considerations in cancer prevention and treatments
Keywords: Breast Cancer Cares, Wellbeing, Quality of Life, Oncology, Physical Exercise, Physical Therapy, Survival
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