Quality of life after esophagectomy for cancer.

  title={Quality of life after esophagectomy for cancer.},
  author={Therese Dj{\"a}rv and Pernilla Lagergren},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={29 7},
Esophageal cancer is an aggressive and physically and emotionally devastating disease. It has one of the poorest survival rates among all malignant tumors, mainly due to late symptom presentation and early metastatic dissemination. Cure is possible through extensive surgery, typically followed by a long recovery period, affecting general well-being, as well as basic aspects of life, such as eating, drinking and socializing. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a multidimensional concept… CONTINUE READING