Fatigue and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: temporal courses and long-term pattern.

@article{Schmidt2012FatigueAQ,
  title={Fatigue and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: temporal courses and long-term pattern.},
  author={Martina E Schmidt and Jenny Chang-Claude and Alina Vrieling and Judith Heinz and Dieter Flesch-Janys and Karen Steindorf},
  journal={Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={11-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Fatigue is a frequent problem during and after cancer treatment. We investigated different courses of fatigue from pre-diagnosis, through therapy, to long-term survivorship and evaluated potential implications on long-term quality of life (QoL). METHODS Breast cancer patients diagnosed in 2001-2005 were recruited in a case-control study in Germany (MARIE). At follow-up in 2009 (median 5.8 years, MARIEplus), patients self-reported current fatigue and QoL status using validated… CONTINUE READING

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