Functional Performance and Quality of Life in Patients With Squamous Esophageal Carcinoma Receiving Surgery or Chemoradiation: Results From a Randomized Trial Teoh, Anthony Yuen Bun; Yan Chiu, Philip Wai; Wong, Tiffany Cho Lam; More Teoh, Anthony Yuen Bun; Yan Chiu, Philip Wai; Wong, Tiffany Cho Lam; Liu, Shirley Yuk Wah; Hung Wong, Simon Kin; Ng, Enders Kwok Wai Less Annals of Surgery. 253(1):1-5, January 2011. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: This study showed that neither surgery nor definitive chemoradiation (CRT) significantly impaired patients' global health status. Surgery induced a short-term negative impact in some aspects of health related quality of life, but these differences became insignificant 2 years after treatment. However, CRT was associated with progressive deterioration in pulmonary symptoms in the longer term.