How family and friends influence breast cancer treatment decisions

Anne Li                              6/30/2017                                 anne2001.li@gmail.com


When a woman walks into the oncologist's office, she's usually not alone. In fact, a new study finds that half of women have at least three people standing behind them, sitting next to them or waiting at home to help. In most cases, these support people are going with the patient to appointments, taking notes, finding additional resources and helping talk through treatment options. The large support networks that diagnosed women often have is reassuring for doctors. These close individuals are associated with more deliberation about treatment as treatment plans become more complex. They also help the patient think through all of the pros and cons, resulting in less rash decisions.


See original article at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170628172140.htm


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