Quality of life varies for cancer survivors, study determines
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PUBLICATION: Tulsa World
DATE PUBLISHED: 11/9/12
AUTHOR: Shannon Muchmore
A recent study showed that cancer survivors had a lower health-related quality of life than non-cancer survivors and that quality depended on what type of cancer they had. Researchers looked at more than 1,800 cancer survivors and nearly 25,000 non-cancer survivors and found that 24.5 percent of those who had cancer reported poor physical health-related quality of life and 10.1 percent reported poor mental health-related qualify of life.
Dr. Theodore W. Pollock, director of medical oncology and vice chief at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, said more people are living longer after cancer and they sometimes have complications like fibrosis, cognitive difficulties and sexual dysfunction.