Article: PDF OnlyQuality of life and other psychosocial issues in breast cancerStefanek, Michael E. PhDAuthor Information The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Current Opinion in Oncology: November 1994 - Volume 6 - Issue 6 - p 583-586 Buy Abstract Over the past year, quality of life among patients with breast cancer has continued to be a noteworthy area of research. Several articles related to provider-patient communication are also included in this review. Reports on the psychologic distress and cancer screening practices of spouses and other relatives of patients with breast cancer are noted. This review summarizes and critiques publications in these three areas. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.