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PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate the quality of life (QOL) of patients enrolled onto the High-Dose Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Study Group trial (PEGASE 02), a French pilot multicenter trial of the treatment of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) aimed at evaluating (1) toxicity and feasibility of sequential high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with(More)
Because side-effects of chemotherapy may be more diverse and patients' reactions more individualistic than tends to be acknowledged by clinicians, a survey was carried out among 50 breast cancer outpatients to document self-reported physical symptoms experienced during NCF (mitoxantrone + cyclophosphamide + 5-fluorouracil) adjuvant chemotherapy and to(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the personal experience of patients with nonmetastatic breast carcinoma who were treated with the concurrent administration of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in terms of side effects and quality of life (QL). METHODS One hundred nine patients with nonmetastatic breast carcinoma, recruited between May 1995(More)
The chemotherapy side-effects are insufficiently documented while they strongly condition patients' quality of life. The aim of the study was to assess by means of a self-administered questionnaire the somatic symptoms experienced by breast cancer patients during their NCF (mitoxantrone + cyclophosphamide + 5-fluorouracil) chemotherapy and to demonstrate(More)
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