Cancer is a major public health concern among million of people worldwide and claims thousands of life. The main aim of this review article was to assess the Quality of life (QOL) in Indian cancer patients. QOL is a vital health outcome measure that can only be described in individual terms. It integrates several aspects of life and takes into account impact of illness and treatment. According to the available articles and literature reviews it is found that most of the patients were leading unsatisfactory QOL. Various domains such as physical, psychological, social dimensions etc are affected which in turn influenced the QOL of the patient. Factors such as pain, reduced working capability, and disturbed sleep pattern were significantly found to be affecting the QOL of cancer patients.
India;carcinogens;QOL (Quality of life)