Executive summary

The same study as above also reported results of QoL and patient-reported outcomes. QoL status was  markedly impaired at baseline but significantly (p = 0.036) improved and evened out to comparable norm values 2 years after proton therapy. Treatment caused acute and long-term worsening of pain (p = 0.048) and gastrointestinal symptoms (p = 0.016) for women with endometrial cancer, but no higher-grade CTCAE ≥ 3° toxicity was observed. After 2 years, fatigue had significantly improved (p = 0.030), whereas patients with cervical cancer experienced more often lymphedema (p = 0.017). Scores for endometrial cancer pertaining to sexual activity (p = 0.048) and body image (p = 0.022) had improved post treatment. 

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