Quality of Life is Similar between Long-term Survivors of Indolent and Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Differences in quality of life (QOL) of long-term survivors of aggressive or indolent subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have not been frequently evaluated. We assessed these differences by analyzing results of a large QOL survey of long-term NHL survivors. We hypothesized that the incurable nature of indolent NHL would relate to worse QOL in long-term survivors while the potentially cured long-term survivors of aggressive lymphoma would have better QOL. We found that QOL was similar between the two groups. Results suggest that patients with indolent NHL are coping well with their disease, yet experience some overall feelings of life threat.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beaven, AW; Samsa, G; Zimmerman, S; Smith, SK

Published Date

  • July 2, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 279 - 285

PubMed ID

  • 27379565

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5025868

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-4192

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07357907.2016.1194427


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England