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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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)299-305
TijdschriftRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume108
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1 aug 2013

Keywords

  • prostaat kanker
  • kwaliteit van leven
  • radiotherapie

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