July 1, 2023 – Lacking Emotional Support May Impact Quality of Life in Older Patients With GI Cancers

Older adults with gastrointestinal cancers who had inadequate emotional support were more likely to have poor physical and mental health-related quality of life, in addition to depression, compared to those with adequate emotional support, according to findings from a recent study.

Of note, the patients with and without adequate emotional support did not have major differences with regards to survival outcomes.

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