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Quality of Life for Patients Treated for Penile Cancer

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Kieffer J.M., Djajadiningrat R.S., van Muilekom E.A.M., Graafland N.M., Horenblas S., Aaronson N.K.

Journal of Urology 2014 

Purpose: We assessed the impact of primary surgery, including penile sparing surgery vs (partial) penectomy and lymphadenectomy, on sexuality and health related quality of life. Materials and Methods: We invited 147 patients surgically treated for penile cancer at our institution between 2003 and 2008 to complete the IIEF-15, SF-36®, IOC (version 2) and questions on urinary function. We evaluated the impact of primary surgery type and lymphadenectomy on these outcomes. We also compared patient SF-36 scores with those of an age and gender matched normative sample from the general Dutch population. Results: A total of 90 patients (62%) returned a completed questionnaire. Surgery type and extent were not associated significantly with most of the study outcomes assessed…(ver más)

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