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"This study provides research-based evidence that social support helps with physical symptoms. Social support mechanisms matter in terms of physical outcomes."
"While hundreds of studies have examined the role of factors influencing cancer risk and prevention, this study is one of a small but growing number that focus on quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis."
"Positive social interaction was significantly related to every quality-of-life measure. Given that this dimension was determined by the availability of someone with whom to have fun, relax and get one's mind off things for awhile, it is possible that positive social interaction may enable women to forget for a while the distress of being a cancer patient, and the physiologic effects last beyond the actual interaction."
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"Social networks, social support mechanisms, and quality of life after breast cancer diagnosis"
Candyce H. Kroenke et al
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment May 2013. DOI:10.1007/s10549-013-2477-2
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