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Bulletin du Cancer

To be cured of breast cancer Volume 89, issue 6, Juin 2002

  • Author(s): Jean-Yves Bobin, Nicole Guiochet, Simone Saez , Service de chirurgie oncologique, Centre hospitalier Lyon-Sud, 69495 Pierre-Bénite Cedex.
  • Key words: breast, cancer, cured, quality of life, psychology.
  • Page(s) : 579-87
  • Published in: 2002

Can we say the magic word "cured", "cancer free" for breast cancer patients or can we say only survivors? This litterature review was focused on what mean cured of breast cancer with the long term effects on quality of life of locoregional and systemic therapies and the role of breast reconstruction. Finally changes in the intimacy, sex and love live and psychosocial live were stressed.