Quality of Life in Gynecological Cancer Patients: A Review

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Sheetal, M. Udaykar
Jyoti A. Salunkhe
Rashmi A. Gudur


Diagnosis of Gynecological cancer and their associated treatment management may be hurting experiences for woman being a patient and family because as primary caregiver (mother /wife) are sick. Also significantly effect on her physical, family, sexual, social, emotional and functional well being. This all combined things promote the burden, physical fatigue, pain; lack of social support and changes within the relationship this affects the quality of life. Hence, addressing these nuanced requirements must take precedence. Patients with gynecological cancer must have access to and use different interventions to improve their quality of life. This paper will discuss some of the interventions that have been put into place to help gynecologic cancer patients with their physical, family, social, emotional, and functional problems, as well as provide a brief overview of the proper evaluation tools for understanding the changes in Quality of Life of these patients.

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Udaykar , S. M. ., Salunkhe, J. A. ., & Gudur, R. A. . (2023). Quality of Life in Gynecological Cancer Patients: A Review. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 1392–1397. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/534


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