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
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys | Published : 2021
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..View full abstract