Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 57–64 | Cite as

Quality of Life Issues in Breast Cancer Surgery—A Review

  • M. R. Sait
  • N. SrinivasaiahEmail author
Review Article


Health is multi-dimensional. Mortality, morbidity and cost are traditional health indicators, whereas outcomes research relates to quality of life and health-related quality of life. This article reviews the literature on quality of life issues in breast cancer surgery, highlighting the concepts of health and health outcome measures.


Breast cancer surgery Health outcome measures (HOM) Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) Quality of life (QoL) Health-related quality of life (HrQoL) 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.West Middlesex University hospitalIsleworthUK
  2. 2.Apollo hospitals, BangaloreBengaluruIndia

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