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The persistence of symptom burden: symptom experience and quality of life of cancer patients across one year

Deshields TL, Potter P, Olsen S, Liu J.

Support Care Cancer. 2014 Apr; 22(4):1089-96 

Editors’ comments: Dr Ricardo Caponero

The differences in symptom experience by cancer type suggest that assessment and management of symptoms must be individually tailored or at least adjusted by cancer type. While symptom burden decreased over time, residual symptom burden was still noteworthy. As quality of life was persistently negatively correlated with symptom burden, the results suggest the need for comprehensive symptom assessment and management.

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