Dynamics of quality of life of patients as a method of evaluating surgical treatment outcome in oral and oropharyngeal cancer
N. TRIZNA1, Z. KALIADICH1, E. ZHALEIKA1, A. EVMENENKO1
1.N.N. Alexandrov National Cancer Centre of Belarus, Minsk, the Republic of Belarus
Год: 2021 выпуск: 59 номер: 1 страницы: 31-35
Relevance: Study of the quality of life indicators is an important part of a comprehensive analysis of new diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods. It can serve as an additional criterion for selecting individual therapy or rehabilitation, examining the ability to work, and identifying psychological problems.
Purpose of the study: The authors took a clinical case to demonstrate the use of внтфьшс monitoring of the quality of life indicators for the assessment of surgical and reconstructive treatment outcome for oral and oropharyngeal cancer.
Results: The anticancer treatment effects were reflected in the physical functioning score according to the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire (reduced to 80 points) and some symptomatic scores according to the EORTC QLQ-C30 and EORTC QLQ-H & N35 questionnaires. Medical rehabilitation measures resulted in positive dynamics of physical functioning scores according to the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire (increase to 93.3 points) and symptomatic scores according to the EORTC QLQ-H & N35 questionnaire related to nutrition. At that, the patient has stopped having difficulty eating in public places; his body weight increased. The absence of pain and refusal to take analgesics also testified to successful treatment and improved quality of life.
Conclusion: A subjective assessment of the various quality of life aspects in a particular patient provides valuable information about the individual response to the conducted treatment.
Ключевые слова: oral and oropharyngeal cancer, quality of life (QoL), surgical treatment, EORTC QLQ-C30, EORTC QLQ-H & N35.
Ссылка: N. Trizna, Z. Kaliadich, E. Zhaleika, A. Evmenenko. Dynamics of quality of life of patients as a method of evaluating surgical treatment outcome in oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Oncology and Radiology of Kazakhstan, 2021, 59 (1), 31-35.