Journal article

Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Survivors of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Carcinoma

Georgina Casswell, Karla Gough, Allison Drosdowsky, Mathias Bressel, Andrew Coleman, Sudi Shrestha, Ieta D'Costa, Tsien Fua, Albert Tiong, Chen Liu, Danny Rischin, Lachlan McDowell

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of and characteristics associated with fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) among human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) survivors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in HPV-OPC survivors ≥12 months from completion of definitive (chemo)radiation therapy (RT/CRT). Eligible patients completed the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory short-form (FCRI-SF), the European Organisation for research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30, MD Anderson Symptom Inventory-Head and Neck, and PROMIS Anxiety and Depression short forms. Associations between FCRI-SF scores and other variables were investigated using linear regression mo..

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