Health-related quality of life among patients cured by surgery for esophageal cancer.

@article{Lagergren2007HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life among patients cured by surgery for esophageal cancer.},
  author={Pernilla Lagergren and Kerry N L Avery and Rachael A. Hughes and Christopher P. Barham and Derek Alderson and Stephen J. Falk and Jane M. Blazeby},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={686-93}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known regarding the long-term, health-related quality of life (HRQL) of survivors of esophagectomy for cancer. METHODS Consecutive patients completed the validated European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer general quality-of life-questionnaire (QLQ-C30) and the esophageal-specific module (QLQ-OES18) before surgery and regularly thereafter for at least 3 years. Mean scores with 95% confidence intervals were calculated. The Student t test for paired data… CONTINUE READING

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