Quality of Life Assessment in Gynecologic Cancer Patients: An overview

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Chuenkamon Charakorn

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The treatment of gynecologic malignancies, including endometrial, cervical, ovarian and vulvar cancers, is often incorporating a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The improvement of cancer treatment brings better oncologic outcome. Consequently, the survivors among these patients are increasing. Nowadays, many of cancer researches focus not only the treatment efficacy, but also the quality of life (QOL) of the cancer patients during the process of treatment and afterwards. As a view of gynecologists, we should pay attention to the QOL aspect along with treatment options. Here, we provided a short overview in the QOL assessment in gynecologic cancer patients.

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