Quality of Life among Long Term Survivors of Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors.

Patil, C N (2009) Quality of Life among Long Term Survivors of Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors. Masters thesis, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai.


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INTRODUCTION: In the last two decades, the therapeutic outcomes of ovarian germ cell Tumor patients have dramatically improved. Patients with ovarian germ Cell tumors who are well staged and whose tumors were initially Completely resected and received adjuvant chemotherapy are very often Cured.1 Additionally, ovarian germ cell tumor survivors usually are Young and potentially have many years of productive life, if successfully Treated. Thus, quality of life issues of long-term survivorship are of great Importance. Ovarian germ cell tumor survivors are a small and unique population of Cancer survivors. Although ovarian germ cell tumors occur in older Children and younger women, the greatest frequency for diagnosis is in The teens and twenties.2 Unlike the majority of cancers, germ cell tumors Strike during transition from adolescence to adulthood, a time of unique Challenges. As treatment begins, concerns related to physical Functioning, body image, mood, sexuality, family and vocational pursuits Quickly emerge. The young age of women and girls diagnosed with this Cancer, coupled with the high survival rates, presents an obligation to Investigate the occurrence of possible long-term physical or Psychological sequelae of the cancer itself or the mechanisms used to Treat it. Research addressing quality of life issues in ovarian germ cell Survivors is limited. Hence we would like to study the quality of life Issues in this subset. AIMS (1) To analyze the quality of life among Long- Term survivors of Ovarian germ cell tumors. (2) To compare the quality of life between fertility preserved and Unpreserved group. (3) To study the pregnancy outcome in the fertility preserved Survivors.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of Life ; Long Term Survivors ; Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Medical Oncology
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2017 03:42
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2017 03:42
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2042

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