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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/5333

Title: Quality of life measures in lung cancer
Authors: Anant, Mohan
Randeep, Guleria
Pathak, Ashutosh K.
Bhutani, Manisha
Pal, Hemraj
Charu, Mohan
Kochupillai, V.
Keywords: Lung cancer, Performance status, Quality of life
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
Citation: Indian Journal of Cancer (ISSN: 0019-509X) Vol 42 Num 3
Abstract: Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Survival has not improved significantly in spite of newer therapies. In view of the high-symptom burden and severe morbidity, evaluation of quality of life (QOL) becomes important in these patients. Several instruments are now available for this purpose, and have demonstrated good correlation with performance status, symptoms, and survival. Quality of life assessments also help in comparing different therapeutic regimes, thus allowing selection of the appropriate modality. Problems of inconsistent interpretability and high-patient dropout rate poses a challenging problem that needs to be tackled. In spite of these drawbacks, QOL is now considered to be an essential component of lung cancer management and should be performed routinely. Such a practice will help the physician plan appropriate treatment strategies and set practical therapeutic goals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/5333
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=cn05022
Rights: Copyright 2005 Indian Journal of Cancer.
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