Persistence of restrictions in quality of life from the first to the third year after diagnosis in women with breast cancer.

@article{Arndt2005PersistenceOR,
  title={Persistence of restrictions in quality of life from the first to the third year after diagnosis in women with breast cancer.},
  author={Volker Arndt and Henrike Merx and Christa Stegmaier and Hartwig Ziegler and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 22},
  pages={4945-53}
}
PURPOSE To assess whether detriments in quality of life (QOL) among women with breast cancer persist over years. PATIENTS AND METHODS QOL was assessed in a population-based cohort of 314 women with breast cancer from Saarland (Germany) 1 and 3 years after diagnosis and compared internally and with reference data from the general population. RESULTS Three years after diagnosis, deficits in QOL were still apparent for role, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning and for the symptoms of… CONTINUE READING