Few oncologists told patients about benefits, risks of palliative chemotherapy

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p36
The article explains the results of the study on the amount of information given by oncologists to patients about the benefits and risks of palliative chemotherapy. Researchers from the University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, and Weston Area Healthcare Trust in the Great Britain discovered that the amount of data physicians provide their patients about the therapy could extend their lives, with time frames between four weeks and a couple of months. The researchers believe that the patients' expectations must be noted.


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