The objective of this study was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) survivors of different age categories (18-59/60-75/76-85?years) and to compare their HRQOL with an age- and sex-matched normative population. The population-based Eindhoven Cancer Registry was used to select all patients diagnosed with DLBCL from 1999 to 2010. Patients (n?=?363) were invited to complete the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) questionnaire, and 307 survivors responded (85?%). Data from an age- and sex-matched normative population (n?=?596) were used for comparison. DLBCL survivors aged 18-59?years scored better on physical functioning, quality of life, appetite loss and constipation than survivors of 76-85?years old (all p?
- Diffuse large B cell lymphoma
- Quality of life
- Population based