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The aims of this study were to assess changes in quality of life (QoL) scores in relation to radical radiotherapy for gynaecological cancer (before and after treatment up to 3 years), and to identify the effect that late treatment effects have on QoL. This was a prospective study involving 225 gynaecological cancer patients. A QoL instrument (European(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess the correlation between different general and organ specific quality of life and morbidity scoring methods in a cohort of men treated with radical radiotherapy for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Men who had been treated with radical radiotherapy (50 Gy in 16 fractions over 21 days) for localized prostate cancer(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE As late radiotherapy toxicity impacts negatively on the quality-of-life of cancer survivors and is often under reported, a study was set up to prospectively collect patient-reported data in an unselected series of patients with gynaecological malignancy. Aim 1 - To provide 3 year results for the longitudinal study. Aim 2 - To improve(More)
AIMS To evaluate the post-treatment urinary morbidity experienced by a cohort of men undergoing ultrasound-based transperineal prostate brachytherapy, as monotherapy for early stage carcinoma of the prostate. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-four consecutive patients received prostate brachytherapy between March 2000 and July 2002, and were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess the correlation between the LENT (late effects on normal tissue) SOMA (subjective objective management analytic) system and the Franco-Italian glossary scores of late morbidity in cervical cancer patients treated with radiation, and to compare the ability of the scoring systems to detect differences between radiation(More)
PURPOSE Patient-based reporting of symptoms is increasingly important in providing treatment toxicity information. However, observer-based scoring systems such as the CTCAEs which incorporate the LENT-SOMA scales are not adapted for patient-based reporting. We aim to (1) report the late toxicity in patients following head and neck radiotherapy using a(More)
PURPOSE To examine the Late Effects Normal Tissue Task Force (LENT)-Subjective, Objective, Management, Analytic (SOMA) scales prospectively in carcinoma of the cervix treated curatively with radiotherapy (RT) using interviews and postal questionnaires and to test the sensitivity of the scales in assessing the radiation effects. METHODS AND MATERIALS A(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE As there are few studies examining the impact of radiotherapy on sexuality, we assessed the effect of radiotherapy for carcinoma of the cervix on sexual health and the ability of the LENT system to assess sexual function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using the vagina and sexual dysfunction scales of the LENT SOMA scales, subjective scores(More)