Life Priorities in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Between Ages of 45 to 65

Arslan H. H., Ahmadov A., Cebeci S., Binar M., Karahatay S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.4, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Diseases in head and neck cancer patients and applied therapies according to former affect life quality to a higher extent. In this paper, life priorities in 49 patients with head and neck cancer who referred to Gulhane Military Medical Academy for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and the relationship between these priorities and sociodemographic properties have been studied. Following life priorities have been observed more important for the patients: to communicate with people in social places, to eat without any help by themselves, external appearance, taste and odor sense, continuing sexual life. Other priorities have been observed less important for the patients: attending social activities like cinema and theater, swimming pool and sea sports, money required for check-ups, necessities like time. Besides, these necessities do not show dissimilarities to any significant extent according to sociodemographic properties of the patients.