- Volume 17 Issue 7
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Quality of Life of Patients with Advanced Cervical Cancer before and after Chemo-radiotherapy
- Dahiya, Neha (Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College) ;
- Acharya, Anita S (Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College) ;
- Bachani, Damodar (Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College) ;
- Sharma, DN (Radiation Oncology, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences) ;
- Gupta, Subhash (Radiation Oncology, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences) ;
- Haresh, KP (Radiation Oncology, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences) ;
- Rath, GK (Radiation Oncology, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
- Published : 2016.07.01
Background: Cervical cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in India. Understanding quality of life (QOL) in women undergoing chemo-radiotherapy for cervical cancer will help in introducing interventions for better care and outcomes in these women. This study assessed QOL before and after chemo-radiotherapy in cervical cancer patients. Materials and Methods: This follow-up study covered sixty-seven newly diagnosed women with advanced cervical cancer (stages 2b to 4b). Structured questionnaires (the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, EORTC QLQ-C30 and EORTC QLQ-CX24) were used to assess the change in QOL after 6 months of treatment. Results: The mean age of women at the time of detection of cervical cancer was
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