Management of Potential Long-Term Toxicities in Breast Cancer Patients

C. C. O’Sullivan, Kathryn J. Ruddy

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Breast cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among women, and there are over 3 million breast cancer survivors living in the USA today. Excellent cure rates with modern therapies are associated with substantial toxicities for many women; it is important that healthcare providers attend to the resulting symptoms and issues to optimize quality of life in this population. In this article, we review management options for potential long-term toxicities in breast cancer survivors, with a particular focus on bone health, fertility preservation, premature menopause, cardiac dysfunction, and cognitive impairment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-192
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Breast Cancer Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast neoplasm
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cognitive function
  • Fertility
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Potential long term toxicities
  • Quality of life
  • Review
  • Toxicities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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