Changes in quality of life and its related factors in liver cancer patients receiving stereotactic radiation therapy

@article{Shun2007ChangesIQ,
  title={Changes in quality of life and its related factors in liver cancer patients receiving stereotactic radiation therapy},
  author={S T Shun and J. -F. Chiou and Yeur-Hur Lai and Po-Jui Yu and Lin-lin Wei and Jo-Ting Tsai and Chung-Yu Kao and Ya-Li Hsiao},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={1059-1065}
}
Due to the increasing use of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in treating advanced liver cancer patients, the purpose of this longitudinal study was to explore the changes and factors related to quality of life (QOL) in patients receiving SRT treatment. Liver cancer patients receiving SRT in northern Taiwan were recruited. The patients were followed up during the baseline pre-SRT and the first 6 weeks of SRT (T0 to T6) in assessing functional status and symptom severity, while depression… CONTINUE READING