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2020 Apr

Ann Surg Oncol



Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for Lung Cancer.


Avery KNL, Blazeby JM, Chalmers KA, Batchelor TJP, Casali G, Internullo E, Krishnadas R, Evans C, West D
Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr; 27(4):1259-1271.
PMID: 31788755.


Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approaches are increasingly used in lung cancer surgery, but little is known about their impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQL). This prospective study measured recovery and HRQL in the year after VATS for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and explored the feasibility of HRQL data collection in patients undergoing VATS or open lung resection.