Fatigue, serum cytokine levels, and blood cell counts during radiotherapy of patients with breast cancer.

@article{Geinitz2001FatigueSC,
  title={Fatigue, serum cytokine levels, and blood cell counts during radiotherapy of patients with breast cancer.},
  author={Hans Geinitz and Frank Bodo Zimmermann and P. James Stoll and Reinhard Thamm and W. Kaffenberger and K Ansorg and Monika Keller and Raymonde M Busch and Dirk van Beuningen and Michael M Molls},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={691-8}
}
PURPOSE To assess the level of fatigue during the course of adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) of breast cancer patients and its relation to anxiety, depression, serum cytokines, and blood count levels. METHODS AND MATERIALS Forty-one patients who received adjuvant RT after breast-conserving surgery were prospectively studied. All patients underwent RT without concomitant chemotherapy. Patients rated their fatigue with two standardized self-assessment instruments, the Fatigue Assessment Questionnaire… CONTINUE READING