Lung cancer patients with higher quality of life live longer

03/29/2012 | Reuters

Researchers who analyzed data on 2,442 lung cancer patients found that those who rated their quality of life higher around the time of their diagnosis survived almost six years compared with less than two years in patients who said their quality of life was poor. Men, current smokers and those with advanced cancer were more likely to give lower ratings to their quality of life. The study appeared in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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