Targeted intervention needed for low health-related quality of life scores in young colorectal cancer survivors

Targeted intervention needed for low health-related quality of life scores in young colorectal cancer survivors

The health-related quality of life in young colorectal cancer survivors is poor, and social and functional well-being also suffers as the duration of treatment increases, while incidence rates increase for cancer patients. colorectal under 50, based on data presented at the ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2021.

Using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-C) survey, which assesses health-related quality of life (HRQoL) globally, as well as a cross-sectional online survey for a CRC-specific scale that examined the emotional, physical, social, and areas of functional well-being, the researchers assessed the responses of 235 patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and found an overall low HRQoL score of 67.3 on 136 possible in this patient population.

The mean age of the sample was 33.76 years and the location of the patients’ tumors was either in the colon (41.7%) or in the rectum (58.3%). The majority of patients (33.23%) were …

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