Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Prognosis Among Breast Cancer Survivors in the USA

Rachel E Ellsworth; Allyson L Valente; Craig D Shriver; Barry Bittman; Darrell L Ellsworth


Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2012;12(4):451-464. 

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Relevant English literature was identified by searching the PubMed database using the search terms "breast cancer survivor" along with "obesity", "diet", "physical activity", "stress", "group support", "yoga", "lymphedema" or "strength training".[202] We focused on large epidemiological studies and meta-analyses to ensure the most thorough and up-to-date synthesis of available data. Owing to the extensive and diverse nature of scientific research in this area, we conducted a broad overview of lifestyle factors rather than an exhaustive treatise of each lifestyle modality.