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
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,..View full abstract
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Center supported the work.