‘High burden’ of cancer worry in patients with BE, regardless of risk for progression

Patients with all stages of Barrett’s esophagus had similar cancer worry, highlighting the need for improved health-related quality of life through education, reassurance and follow-up care, according to data in BMJ Open Gastroenterology.“Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has become a key domain in assessment of burden of disease,” Elizabeth Ratcliffe, of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and colleagues wrote. “Qualitative and quantitative data show Barrett’s esophagus patients have a burden of anxiety about their risk ofRead More

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