Psychosocial correlates of oestrogen and progesterone receptors in breast cancer
Razavi, D. × Farvacques, C. Delvaux, N. Beffort, T. Paesmans, M. Leclercq, G. Van Houtte, P. Paridaens, Robert #
The Lancet Publishing Group
The Lancet vol:335 pages:931-933
Psychosocial correlates of hormone receptor status in primary breast cancers were investigated in 93 consecutive patients. Life event, coping style, and psychological adjustment self-report scales were completed. The 75 patients with receptor-positive (oestrogen and/or progesterone) tumours were better adjusted psychologically than the 18 patients with receptor-negative lesions. These findings may explain the relations that have been found between psychosocial variables and survival.