Quality of life among prostate cancer patients: a prospective longitudinal population-based study

Wouter Schaake, Martijn de Groot, Wim Krijnen, Johannes A. Langendijk, Alfons C.M. van den Bergh

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Abstract

Purpose
To investigate the course of quality of life (QoL) among prostate cancer patients treated with external beam radiotherapy and to compare the results with QoL of a normal age-matched reference population.
Conclusion
Prostate cancer patients experience a small worsening of QoL as compared with baseline and as compared with a normal reference population. As co-morbidity modulates patients’ post-treatment QoL, a proper assessment of co-morbidity should be included in future longitudinal analyses on QoL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-305
JournalRadiotherapy and oncology
Volume108
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • prostate cancer
  • quality of life
  • radiotherapy
  • population-based

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