Article Abstract

Prospective study of quality of life after lung cancer resection: using patient reported outcomes to assess the patient’s voice

Authors: Cecilia Pompili, Kate Absolom


Hopkins and colleagues should be commended for their effort in investigating quality of life (QOL) and postoperative pain as primary outcomes of a study comparing VATS with standard thoracotomy in cancer patients. The investigators concluded that the two approaches didn’t differentiate in terms of late QOL and pain related symptoms.