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Study finds high levels of anxiety and depression among survivors of colorectal cancer

Dutch and UK researchers measure quality of life for people ten years after initial diagnosis
Colorectal cancer

Dutch and UK researchers measure quality of life for people ten years after initial diagnosis

The disease-free survival statistics for colorectal cancer are comparatively high – more than half of all people are alive ten years after diagnosis. Nevertheless, many people living with and beyond cancer do so with the consequences of a range of treatment-related adverse events, side effects and comorbidities that affect their quality of life.

This paper, produced by researchers from the Netherlands and the UK, examined the records of patients from Eindhoven in the southern part of the Netherlands who had been diagnosed with stage I-IV colorectal cancer between 2000 and 2009.

Data was collected as part of the broader longitudinal population-based cohort investigation, the Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Initial Treatment and Long-Term Evaluation of Survivorship (PROFILES) study, which collected data from questionnaires conducted yearly from December 2010

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