Predictors of quality of life in newly diagnosed melanoma and breast cancer patients.

  title={Predictors of quality of life in newly diagnosed melanoma and breast cancer patients.},
  author={U-S Lehto and Markku T Ojanen and P-L Kellokumpu-Lehtinen},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  volume={16 5},
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QoL) is a multidimensional construct, and several psychosocial and medical factors can predict a patient's QoL. We investigated the impact of factors in the psychological stress processes on QoL 3 months after diagnosis of melanoma or breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS In consecutive melanoma and breast cancer patients with localized disease, cancer-specific social support, coping with cancer, personality trait anger expression, non-cancer stress, sociodemographic… CONTINUE READING


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