ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

A multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer – introducing a management file for breast cancer patients

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ABSTRACT

Introduction. The increasing incidence of the breast cancer needs more comprehensive assessment approaches to ensure the best quality of the medical care before and after mastectomy and breast reconstruction, to minimize the negative consequences and to target maximum therapeutic compliance. The best results may be achieved in a multidisciplinary team.

The objective of the study was to introduce the Multidisciplinary Management File for Breast Cancer Patients, for a more comprehensive management of the breast cancer case.

Material and methods. Twenty patients of this prospective study, aged 32-65 years, divided into 2 groups: the study group (10 patients) in which the Multidisciplinary Management File for Breast Cancer Patients was used and the control group (10 patients), in which the classic approach was applied.

Results. The openness for the multidisciplinary approach was increased in persons living in urban areas (80%) and with higher education (90% high school graduates or more). Unknown pathologies were detected: 3 thyroid diseases, 1 case of diabetes mellitus, 6 patients with postural changes, biomechanical alterations of the scapular belt, muscle compensations, anxiety (100%) and depression (3 patients). Six patients had breast reconstruction, compared to 3 patients in the control group.

Conclusions. The data confirm the increased efficiency of the use of the Multidisciplinary Management File for Breast Cancer Patients, with a better objective and subjective evolution compared to the cases approached in a classical manner. Teamwork facilitates the communication between specialists, as well as between the specialists and the patients.

Keywords: multidisciplinary team, communication, compliance, mastectomy.

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Alexandra C. BACIU
Beauty Concept Clinic, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Address: Fagului Street,88, 400483, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
E-mail: alexx_baciu@yahoo.com; Phone: +40 740 709 542

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Baciu AC, Marcu OA, Pop MS, Debucean D. A multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer - introducing a management file for breast cancer patients. Arch Balk Med Union. 2020;55(1):80-86. https://doi.org/10.31688/ABMU.2020.55.1.09