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Quality of Life and Patients Satisfaction

  • José Luis FougoEmail author

Abstract

Although not scientifically proven yet, there are patient-driven data that suggest that TIVADs have brought gains to the quality of life of oncologic patients.

Keywords

Quality of life Morbidity Outpatient 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Breast Centre and Department of General SurgeryHospital de São JoãoPortoPortugal

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