Breast cancer survivors suffer from persistent postmastectomy pain syndrome and posttraumatic stress disorder (ORTHUS study): a study of the palliative care working committee of the Turkish Oncology Group (TOG)

Alkan A., Guc Z. G. , ŞENLER F. Ç. , YAVUZŞEN T., Onur H., Dogan M., ...Daha Fazla

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, cilt.24, sa.9, ss.3747-3755, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00520-016-3202-6
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3747-3755


Persistent postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is one of the most important disturbing symptoms. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by reactions to reminders of the trauma that has been experienced. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictors of PMPS and PTSD in Turkish breast cancer survivors and the correlation between PMPS and PTSD.