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Worry can affect breast cancer survivors' quality of life

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Some breast cancer survivors worry too much about their disease coming back.

Researchers at the University of Michigan found Hispanic women who spoke little English were the most worried, with nearly half saying they're very concerned about a recurrence.

Caucasian and African-American women were less likely to worry.

Researchers say high anxiety levels can affect treatment decisions, symptom reporting and overall quality of life.

Researchers say it's important doctors inform patients about the signs of recurrence while not increasing anxiety.

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