Impaired health-related quality of life after chemoradiotherapy for anal cancer: late effects in a national cohort of 128 survivors.

@article{Bentzen2013ImpairedHQ,
  title={Impaired health-related quality of life after chemoradiotherapy for anal cancer: late effects in a national cohort of 128 survivors.},
  author={Anne Gry Bentzen and Lise Balteskard and Eva Hoff Wander{\aa}s and Gunilla Frykholm and Tom Wilsgaard and Owen J. Dahl and Marianne Gr{\o}nlie Guren},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={
          736-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chemoradiotherapy is an effective treatment for anal cancer, yet from follow-up many survivors seem to suffer from late effects. Data of long-term health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in anal cancer survivors are limited, and there is a growing interest in cancer survivorship. MATERIAL AND METHODS A national cohort of all anal cancer survivors treated with curative chemoradiotherapy in 2000-2007 was invited to a cross-sectional study. Of 199 eligible survivors, 128 (64%) returned… CONTINUE READING
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