Life Quality Index Assessment in Breast Cancer Patients

  • Sanjiv Srivastava
  • Alpana Srivastava
  • Sandeep Tiwari
  • Anand K. MishraEmail author
Review Article


Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in Indian females whether they are from urban or rural area. Quality of life after treatment in BC patients is a very vital issue as its assessment will guide the clinicians, hospital authorities, and administrators to take appropriate steps to improve the delivery of treatment and address the concern. Improvement in QOL should be one of the ultimate aims of treatment in BC. The aim of this review is to collect and examine literature available on QOL in breast cancer patients and define what type of issues or domains should be studied. Four factors including chemotherapy treatment received by the patient, associated comorbidities, social support to patients from family, friends, support groups, and income of family have been found to have a strong association with QOL in BC patients/survivors. QOL assessment should include an instrument which assesses physical health, social health, psychological health, and spiritual health. There are less studies having all above domains so more studies are required for better understanding of QOL issue in BC patients/survivors.


Breast cancer Quality of life Survivor Physical health Survivorship 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjiv Srivastava
    • 1
  • Alpana Srivastava
    • 2
  • Sandeep Tiwari
    • 3
  • Anand K. Mishra
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Surgery (General)KGMULucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of ABSAmity UniversityLucknowIndia
  3. 3.Department of Trauma SurgeryKGMULucknowIndia
  4. 4.Department of Endocrine Surgery, Shatabdi Hospital, Phase IIKing George’s Medical UniversityLucknowIndia

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