Sexual Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Long-Term Rectal Cancer Survivors.

@article{Sun2016SexualFA,
  title={Sexual Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Long-Term Rectal Cancer Survivors.},
  author={Virginia Chih-Yi Sun and Marcia Moeller Grant and Christopher S. Wendel and Carmit K. McMullen and Joanna E Bulkley and Lisa J Herrinton and Mark C Hornbrook and Robert S Krouse},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={
          1071-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Sexual dysfunction is a treatment sequela in survivors of rectal cancer (RC). Differences in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) can occur based on ostomy status (permanent ostomy vs anastomosis). AIM To describe alterations in sexual function and HRQOL based on ostomy status in long-term (≥5 years) survivors of RC. METHODS Survivors of RC with an ostomy (n = 181) or anastomosis (n = 394) were surveyed using validated HRQOL and functional status tools. We compared sexuality… CONTINUE READING
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