21 November 2022
Lifestyle and quality of life in colon cancer survivors

Quantity and Quality

Survivors of colon cancer often have symptoms associated with the cancer or treatment for years after treatment, such as fatigue and tingling in fingers and feet. This has a great impact on the perceived quality of life. Whereas current lifestyle advice is mainly aimed at prevention of (colon) cancer, Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis studied in her PhD the relationship between lifestyle with quality of life and fatigue in colon cancer survivors. The goal was to provide targeted lifestyle advice to help patients experience a better quality of life.  This was one of the first studies in this field worldwide that looked at all facets of lifestyle in this group in relation to quality of life, Marlou-Floor will defend her research on November 22, 2022 at Maastricht University.