[Psychological problems in breast cancer patients should be taken seriously]

Author: L J Hou1, L Y Liu1, F Wang1, L X Yu1, Z G Yu1
1 Department of Breast Surgery, the Second Hospital of Shandong University; Institute of Translational Medicine of Breast Disease Prevention and Treatment, Shandong University; Shandong Provincial Engineering Laboratory of Translational Research on Prevention and Treatment of Breast Disease, Jinan 250033, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi
Date published: 2024 Feb 1
Other: Volume ID: 62 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 110-115 , Special Notes: doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn112139-20231016-00175. , Word Count: 161

With the transformation of the biopsychosocial medical model, psychological problems and related interventions for breast cancer patients have received more and more attention. Patients often have various psychological problems, in diagnosis, treatment, and even in the state of disease-free survival, such as anxiety and depression, which not only seriously reduces the quality of life, but also affects the follow-up treatment and increases the risk of recurrence and metastasis. Therefore, physicians should perform routine psychological screening and appropriate intervention for patients. In recent years, psychological intervention has gradually become an important part of comprehensive breast cancer treatment, in which cognitive behavior therapy can alleviate patients' anxiety and sleep disorders, mindfulness therapy can treat patients' anxiety, depression and fear of cancer recurrence, and psychoeducational support is mainly used to address patients' mood disorders and sexual dysfunction. Improving patients' compliance with treatment and quality of life is the main goal of psychological intervention for breast cancer patients.

PMID: 38310377 DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn112139-20231016-00175