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Psychologic Morbidity in Survivors of Gynecologic Cancer

  • G. Bos-Branolte
  • Y. M. Rijshouwer
  • E. M. Zielstra
  • H. J. Duivenvoorden
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Abstract

Progress in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer has dramatically increased the number of those cured. In 1960, only 25% of the patients in the United States survived 5 years or longer, whereas today this figure is approaching 50% [1]. In the field of gynecology these 5-year survival rates are even higher for localized lesions, i.e., 86% for cervical, 93% for endometrial, and 85% for ovarian cancer, but lower for those with regional spread, 40%, 52%, and 21%, respectively [1].

Keywords

Cancer Survivor Body Image Endometrial Cancer Severe Problem Cancer Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bos-Branolte
  • Y. M. Rijshouwer
  • E. M. Zielstra
  • H. J. Duivenvoorden

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