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[Quality of life after treatment of head and neck tumors : Longitudinal comparison after operation and adjuvant radio(chemo)therapy].
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PMID:  23202860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Quality of life is extraordinary affected by malignant tumors of the head and neck region as functions of social interaction are disturbed.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The influence of surgical treatment and postoperative radio(chemo)therapy (RCT) on the quality of life was studied in patients with head and neck cancer. Twenty patients treated with curative intention completed the questionnaires EORTC QLQ-C30 and EORTC QLQ-H&N35 at three time points.
RESULTS: In most questions, patients reported poorer quality of life after RCT compared to postoperatively. Most of these differences were not significant. However, global quality of life and overall health was significantly worse after RCT as compared to postoperatively.
CONCLUSION: Both operation and postoperative RCT, lead to decreased quality of life in patients with a head and neck cancer. In comparison, RCT seems to have a more pronounced effect on the quality of life than operative therapy.
Authors:
B M Bücheler; A Ehnes; M Kavsadze; S Langenberg; T Wilhelm-Buchstab; M Zipfel; S Keiner; A O H Gerstner
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  HNO     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1433-0458     ISO Abbreviation:  HNO     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985099R     Medline TA:  HNO     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  1053-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde/Chirurgie, Universität Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105, Bonn, Deutschland.
Vernacular Title:
Lebensqualität nach Therapie von Kopf-Hals-Tumoren : Longitudinaler Vergleich von Operation und adjuvanter Radio(chemo)therapie.
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