Cancer Science & Therapy

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Quality of Life Assessment for Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Adjuvant Therapy


Fakhriya Jaber Alzabaidey

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of the cancer death. It may cause physical, psychological disorders and it may damage the body image. As well as, it is of great importance to estimate the risk and demand patient to seek specialist’s opinion, after making a diagnosis and before starting treatment.

This study aimed to asses the adjuvant therapy on quality of life in (100) patients with breast cancer. The patients were divided into two groups those who had mastectomy with chemotherapy and other group with mastectomy receiving radiation therapy.

The questionnaires were developed on the basis of other previous studies and previous researchers experiences; it was design and filled by the researchers through interview technique. They were tested for validity and reliability.

This study revealed that the quality of life (QOL) of both groups were impaired but there were no significant differences between the two groups regarding the psychosocial wellbeing domain, while regarding the other two domains the physical complains and the daily activities, There were significantly differences between them P = 0.002 for the physical complains and P = 0.004 for the daily activities domain. Most of them were unable to having fun, they didn’t have normal life, and in addition, the highest percentages were worried about their future and both groups were not satisfying about their lives. The researchers recommended further researches about the relationships between the socio-demographic variables and the quality of life for patients receiving adjutants’ therapy.


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