Quality of life following a breast cancer diagnosis

The aim of this project was to examine aspects of work-related quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Project description

Background: A breast cancer diagnosis may influence many aspects of a patient's life, including psychological well being and ability to return to work.

Material: Regional Quality Registers on Breast Cancer, a social database and other Swedish Register resources.

Mats Lambe


Project period: 2008-2014

Main financing:The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research


Breast cancer, sickness absence, income and marital status. A study on life situation 1 year prior diagnosis compared to 3 and 5 years after diagnosis.
Eaker S, Wigertz A, Lambert P, Bergkvist L, Ahlgren J, Lambe M, et al
PLoS ONE 2011 Mar;6(3):e18040
Health-related quality of life among women with breast cancer - a population-based study.
Høyer M, Johansson B, Nordin K, Bergkvist L, Ahlgren J, Lidin-Lindqvist A, et al
Acta Oncol 2011 Oct;50(7):1015-26
Change in working time in a population-based cohort of patients with breast cancer.
Høyer M, Nordin K, Ahlgren J, Bergkvist L, Lambe M, Johansson B, et al
J. Clin. Oncol. 2012 Aug;30(23):2853-60
Changes in health-related quality of life by occupational status among women diagnosed with breast cancer--a population-based cohort study.
Lundh M, Lampic C, Nordin K, Ahlgren J, Bergkvist L, Lambe M, et al
Psychooncology 2013 Oct;22(10):2321-31