Journal article

Patient-reported outcomes in survivors of breast cancer one, three, and five years post-diagnosis: a cancer registry-based feasibility study

Anita R Skandarajah, Karolina Lisy, Andrew Ward, Jim Bishop, Karen Lacey, Bruce Mann, Michael Jefford

Quality of Life Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The burden of treatment toxicities in breast cancer requires longitudinal assessment of patient-centered outcomes. The current study aimed to assess the feasibility of collecting general and breast cancer-specific quality of life (QoL), ongoing symptoms and unmet needs, in patients identified from a population-based cancer registry, and to assess the contribution of demographic, disease, and care-related factors. METHODS: Eligible patients were identified from the Victorian Cancer Registry (Victoria, Australia) using the ICD-10 code C50, diagnosed during 2013, 2011, and 2009. Data included age, area of residence, cancer diagnosis, date of diagnosis, treatment modality,..

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