Published in Cancer Weekly, September 20th, 2005
According to a study from Japan, "Factors affecting the QOL in patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer were determined in a prospective study. Full psychiatric interviews and self-report questionnaires concerning patients' QOL, pain, anxiety, mood, coping style and personality were administered to 35 patients with Stage I or II head and neck cancer before radiation therapy (week 0), and approximately 1 month (week 4) and 2 months (week 8) after starting of radiation."
"Anxiety, depression and pain were...
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