Comfort and quality of life in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy


PEHLİVAN S., Kuzhan A., YILDIRIM Y., Fadiloglu C.

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.21, no.3, pp.549-555, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.549-555
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: Radiation therapy is generally applied after surgery for the treatment of breast cancer, which is among the most frequently observed types of cancer in females. Radiation therapy may have some negative effects on the quality of life due to various side effects such as changes in the skin, mucositis and fatigue. Our study was planned as a descriptive study, in order to examine the relationship between comfort and quality of life in breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.