Health-Related Quality of Life: The Impact on Morbidity and Mortality.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In the age of ever-expanding treatments and precision medicine, the hope for cure remains the ultimate goal for patients and providers. Equally important to many patients is the quality of life achieved during and after treatment. Evidence suggests that overall quality of life is important to patients and plays a role in determining outcomes in patients with cancer. This article examines components of health-related quality of life and cancer treatment, including physical, psychosocial, and financial burden, as well as how these components affect patients' overall wellbeing and survival.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sitlinger, A; Zafar, SY

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 675 - 684

PubMed ID

  • 30213412

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6428416

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5042

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soc.2018.05.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States