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Quality of Life in Oncology

Chapter
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 197)

Abstract

Continuous improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer lead to improved cure rates and longer survival. However, in many patients, the disease becomes chronic. In this context, the patients’ quality of life (QOL) becomes a crucial issue. After an introduction about QOL, results from different areas of cancer treatment are presented considering their impact on QOL. Finally, implications are discussed for researchers, clinicians, and patients.

Keywords

Computerize Adaptive Testing Response Shift Effect Abdominoperineal Extirpation Specialized Palliative Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychooncologyCharité Comprehensive Cancer CenterBerlinGermany

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