Quality of life in long-term breast cancer survivors - a 10-year longitudinal population-based study.

@article{Koch2013QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in long-term breast cancer survivors - a 10-year longitudinal population-based study.},
  author={Lena Koch and Lina Jansen and Antje Herrmann and Christa Stegmaier and Bernd Holleczek and Susanne Singer and Hermann Brenner and Volker Arndt},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1119-28}
}
BACKGROUND Breast cancer survivors may experience adverse effects of cancer and/or treatment years after completion of therapy, which can considerably decrease quality of life (QoL). Little is known about the time course of QoL in breast cancer survivors beyond the fifth year post-diagnosis, when routine follow-up care has usually terminated. We therefore explored in detail whether and to what extent restrictions in breast cancer survivors persist and whether changes or aggravations in QoL… CONTINUE READING