Psychosocial factors, curative therapies, and behavioral outcomes. A comparison of testis cancer survivors and a control group of healthy men.

@article{Rieker1989PsychosocialFC,
  title={Psychosocial factors, curative therapies, and behavioral outcomes. A comparison of testis cancer survivors and a control group of healthy men.},
  author={Patricia Perri Rieker and Elizabeth Moran Fitzgerald and Leslie A. Kalish and Jerome P. Richie and Gilbert Lederman and S D Edbril and Marc B. Garnick},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1989},
  volume={64 11},
  pages={2399-407}
}
In a retrospective study of 223 testis cancer survivors and 120 controls matched sociodemographically, we examined the relative impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors on long-term outcomes in the areas of sexual function, relationships, employment, and mental outlook. For most of the survivors, testis cancer did not lead to unemployment (4.5%), divorce (6.8%), or disabling psychological problems. Multivariate analysis results confirm that cancer survivors report significantly more… CONTINUE READING