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Health-related quality of life among long-term rectal cancer survivors with an ostomy: manifestations by sex.
PURPOSE Intestinal stomas can pose significant challenges for long-term (> or = 5 years) rectal cancer (RC) survivors. Specifying common challenges and sociodemographic or clinical differences willExpand
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Clinicopathologic predictors of sentinel lymph node metastasis in thin melanoma.
  • D. Han, J. Zager, +17 authors S. Leong
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
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PURPOSE Indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for thin melanoma are continually evolving. We present a large multi-institutional study to determine factors predictive of sentinel lymphExpand
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Surviving colorectal cancer: long-term, persistent ostomy-specific concerns and adaptations.
PURPOSE The purpose of this article was to describe persistent ostomy-specific concerns and adaptations in long-term (>5 years) colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGSExpand
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Revision and Psychometric Testing of the City of Hope Quality of Life–Ostomy Questionnaire
Purpose: Ostomies may be performed for bowel or urinary diversion, and occur in both cancer and non-cancer patients. Impact on physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being is notExpand
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Gender differences in quality of life among long-term colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies.
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe how gender shapes the concerns and adaptations of long-term (i.e., more than five years) colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies. DESIGN Qualitative study usingExpand
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Figuring Out Sex in a Reconfigured Body: Experiences of Female Colorectal Cancer Survivors with Ostomies
Colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies can face complex concerns regarding sexuality. We used an anthropological perspective to examine the experiences of 30 female colorectal cancer survivorsExpand
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Demographic and Clinical Factors Related to Ostomy Complications and Quality of Life in Veterans With an Ostomy
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to describe demographic, clinical, and quality-of-life variables related to ostomy complications (skin irritation, leakage, and difficulty adjusting to an ostomy)Expand
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Report of the clinical protocol committee: development of randomized trials for malignant bowel obstruction.
Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a commonly encountered palliative care problem. There have been very few comparative trials in this area, and consequently there is very little clinical evidenceExpand
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"I didn't feel like I was a person anymore": realigning full adult personhood after ostomy surgery.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the United States. For some CRC patients, cancer treatment involves creating a permanent or temporary intestinal ostomy. Having an ostomyExpand
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Quality of life outcomes in 599 cancer and non-cancer patients with colostomies.
BACKGROUND A colostomy is known to impact negatively on a patient's quality of life (QOL). Concerns include incontinence, rectal discharge, gas, difficulties in returning to work, decreased sexualExpand
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