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1 in 3 patients reports gaps in knowledge of cancer treatment adverse effects

from Healio

When meeting with an oncologist to discuss treatment plans, newly diagnosed patients with cancer must process significant amounts of new information. “They come with their families, they come with a notebook, they ask meaningful questions,” Narek Shaverdian, MD, radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, told Healio, “but the initial diagnosis and initial steps in coming up with a treatment plan include a lot of discussion, not just about side effects but about what the treatment will entail and how it will work. It’s a lot.” more

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