Cancer Survivorship Program: Implementation for Individuals With Recurrent Breast Cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


Patients are living longer with recurrent breast cancer, but survivorship programs for these individuals are lacking.


The aims were to implement a survivorship program for individuals with recurrent breast cancer, increase their quality of life (QOL), and evaluate patient satisfaction with the program.


Survivors were referred for a one-hour coaching intervention tailored to their needs based on results of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) survey. Satisfaction was assessed immediately and two weeks postintervention. A paired t test was used to evaluate QOL scores before and two weeks following participation.


Statistically significant (p = 0.000) improvements were observed overall and in each subscale of the FACT-B survey. Patient satisfaction was high immediately postintervention and remained high at the two-week assessment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burbage, D; Duffy, N; Johnson, EJ; Schneider, SM

Published Date

  • February 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 89 - 94

PubMed ID

  • 31961834

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-067X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-1095

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1188/20.cjon.89-94


  • eng