Quality-of-life management for cancer patients.

  title={Quality-of-life management for cancer patients.},
  author={Kirby I. Bland},
  journal={CA: a cancer journal for clinicians},
  volume={47 4},
The importance of considering quality-of-life issues throughout the treatment of these cancers is evident. Although quality-of-life variables are being delineated for cancers of various organ systems, safeguarding the patient's sense of well being and self-esteem while preserving organ, endocrine, exocrine, and hormonal function, fosters the best possible quality of life for the patient in either a palliative or a curative setting. The next millennium will usher into practice more aggressive… CONTINUE READING