Health-related quality of life in oral cancer: a review.

  title={Health-related quality of life in oral cancer: a review.},
  author={Arun Chandu and Andrew C H Smith and Simon N Rogers},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={64 3},
PURPOSE Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has now become an important outcome measure in the assessment of patients treated for oral cancer. We summarize the influence of various factors in the treatment of oral cancer on HRQOL after surgery. METHODS A review of the current literature was carried out. RESULTS Site-specific assessment of HRQOL should be encouraged, rather than assessment of head and neck cancer as a whole. In general the long-term HRQOL of oral cancer patients seems… CONTINUE READING

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