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The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Emphasizes Critical Need for Psychosocial Support Systems for Breast Cancer Patients (PR Newswire)...revealed at the 2001 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, report that married female patients with brain tumors and other cancers are dramatically more likely to experience a separation or divorce during the course of their illness than male patients,...- May 12 12:30 PM ET


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SOURCE: Komen Foundation

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Emphasizes Critical Need for Psychosocial Support Systems for Breast Cancer Patients

New Study Reveals Female Brain Tumor Patients at Higher Risk For Divorce or Separation

DALLAS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation calls for the critical need to increase psychosocial support systems for those affected by a breast cancer diagnosis. Recent study findings, revealed at the 2001 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, report that married female patients with brain tumors and other cancers are dramatically more likely to experience a separation or divorce during the course of their illness than male patients, researchers at the Barrow Institute conclude.

Researchers indicate that lack of support from male partners contributed to the marital disruption among female patients.

The Komen Foundation recognizes the importance of positive psychosocial support and has funded 20 grants in that category through its local Affiliates between 1998 and 2000. The Komen Foundation continues to recommend patients receive specific support most meaningful to them that gives them the "strength to go on." The Foundation provides a series of psychosocial booklets and materials, specifically coping mechanisms for partners and spouses, that offer practical and emotional support for both the breast cancer survivor and caregiver.

"We are alarmed by these findings and continue to stress the critical need for positive support systems and increased emotional guidance for those affected by breast cancer, "said Susan Braun, president and chief executive officer of the Komen Foundation. "The Foundation places a high priority on quality of care for patients and continues to provide various programs to help those battling the disease."

The Komen Foundation advocates that all support systems, including marital support, are crucial to the positive health of the patient. Recent studies in the Journal of Health Psychology and Seminars in Oncology have shown that serious life stress adversely affects medical outcome. In addition, findings include influences that isolate breast cancer patients from others or undermine support can have adverse medical and psychological consequences.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at the age of 36. Since its inception, the Komen Foundation and its Affiliate Network have raised more than $400 million to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. The Foundation is an international organization with a network of more than 70,000 volunteers working through more than 100 U.S. and a growing number of international Affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure® events to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. In addition to funding research, the Foundation and its Affiliates fund non-duplicative breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically underserved in their communities.

For breast health or breast cancer concerns, call the Komen Foundation's Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 1.800 I'M AWARE® or visit the Foundation's award-winning website at http://www.breastcancerinfo.com.

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