Quality of life in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients

Introduction: Lung cancer is the most common cause of death among all malignant neoplasm in men. Most of lung cancer patients are diagnosed in advanced stage, which requiers different treatment modalities (chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) and has a high mortality rate. Some studies suggest that initial Quality of Life (QOL) is a strong prognostic factor for survival in lung cancer. Proper evaluation of QOL leads to improvement of QLL, especially in patients with terminal stage illness, and is an important part of supportive and palliative management of these patients.Aims and Objectives: To examine the initial QOL in newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer patients.Methods: Observational stutudy included patients with histologically diagnosed advanced lung cancer within 8 weeks of diagnosis. To assess patients'QOL, we used the SF36 questonnaire. Chisquared test (x2test) was used for statistical analysis and p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research

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Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
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ConclusionsSedentary time and light intensity physical activity were significantly associated with some psychosocial health outcomes. Reducing sedentary time and increasing light intensity physical activity may be a more appropriate recommendation for many lung cancer survivors given their older age, poorer functional status, and reduced pulmonary capacity.
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Sedentary time and light intensity physical activity were significantly associated with some psychosocial health outcomes. Reducing sedentary time and increasing light intensity physical activity may be a more appropriate recommendation for many lung cancer survivors given their older age, poorer functional status, and reduced pulmonary capacity.
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The cover image, by Ju Youn Jung et al., is based on the Paper Comparison of fatigue, depression, and anxiety as factors affecting posttreatment health‐related quality of life in lung cancer survivors, DOI 10.1002/pon.4513.
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