Social Interaction Can Affect Breast Cancer Outcomes
"New research suggests that women with stronger social connections while being treated for breast cancer may fare better than those who don’t have that kind of support.
Nichole Cook, a breast imaging nurse coordinator at Penn State Breast Center, said that doesn’t necessarily mean someone without a strong social support system should expect the worst. Rather, it simply highlights the importance of creating a network if none exists.
“While most women do have support, we see many who don’t have anyone to take them to and from appointments or sit next to them as they receive test results,” she said."
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