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Radiotherapy is used commonly in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. Many patients experience emotional distress prior to the initiation of radiotherapy, during the course of treatment, or after the completion of treatment. This paper describes treatment experiences from the patients'...
In endometrial cancer, early detection is usually facilitated by the onset of abnormal bleeding: Despite this, patients at times evidence considerable delay between onset of abnormal bleeding and seeking medical care. The current study of 37 endometrial cancer patients used semi-structured...
The aim of the present paper was to evaluate retrospectively the quality of life in a group of women treated with radical vulvectomy with or without lymphadenectomy for vulvar neoplasia. The series consists of 21 patients under age 61 evaluated from 6 months to more than 5 years after surgery....
According to prevalence studies, about half of cancer patients have psychiatric disorders. However, only about 2% are referred for psychiatric consultation. Among gynecologic oncology patients, those with ovarian cancer may be particularly vulnerable to depression and anxiety because of their...
Research on coping with cancer treatment can benefit from the use of outcome measures (emotion and disruption of usual activities) derived from theories of coping. These outcomes were examined in a sample of women (N = 30) receiving external radiation treatment (RT) for gynecologic cancer. The...
Among women genital malignancies are second in frequency only to breast cancer. Primary disease sites include the endometrium, cervix, ovary, and vulva. With early diagnosis and aggressive therapy, two-thirds of these women will survive for at least 5 years. This encouraging prognosis is in...
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