Cancer Survivors May Have Poorer Quality Of Physical, Mental Health.

MedPage Today (11/1, Petrochko) reports, “Cancer survivors may be cured of their disease, but they are still more likely to report a poorer quality of physical and mental health than adults who have not had cancer,” according to a study published online Oct. 30 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention. Investigators found, “in a national survey on health-related quality of life, 24.5% of cancer survivors reported poor physical quality of life and 10.2% said they had poor mental quality of life.” This “compared with 10.2% and 5.9%, respectively, among adults with no history of cancer, a significant difference.”

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— “Cancer Survivors Report Lower Quality of Life,”Cole Petrochko, MedPage Today, October 31, 2012.

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