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Opinions on prognosis often discordant between patients and their oncologists

Opinions on prognosis often discordant between patients and their oncologists
July 27, 2016

Patients with advanced cancers frequently interpreted their prognoses differently from their oncologists, according to the results of a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Oncology.

Further, patients were rarely aware of these discordances.

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Radiosurgery alone lessens cognitive decline for patients with limited brain metastases

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Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors

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Delirium frequently underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancers

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Opinions on prognosis often discordant between patients and their oncologists

July 27, 2016
Patients with advanced cancers frequently interpreted their prognoses differently from their oncologists, according to the results of a…

In the Journals Plus

Radiosurgery alone lessens cognitive decline for patients with limited brain metastases

July 26, 2016
The use of stereotactic radiosurgery without adjuvant whole-brain radiation lessened cognitive deterioration at 3 months among patients with one to…

In the Journals Plus

Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors

July 25, 2016
Approximately one in 12 patients with a common primary tumor were diagnosed with a second primary malignancy between 1992 and 2008, according to…

In the Journals Plus

Delirium frequently underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancers

July 25, 2016
Delirium occurs frequently but appears underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancer who presented in the ED, according to the results of a…

What cancer screenings are recommended for women?

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Women have a 37% chance of developing invasive cancer during their lifetime, and a 19% chance of dying of cancer, according to American Cancer…

What cancer screenings are recommended for men?

July 21, 2016
Men have a 42% chance of developing invasive cancer during their lifetime, and a nearly 23% chance of dying of cancer, according to American Cancer…

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Surgery improves OS in malignant pleural mesothelioma

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Surgical treatment improved outcomes of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a SEER database analysis. Researchers even…

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Olanzapine prevents nausea in patients treated with emetogenic chemotherapy

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Memorial Sloan Kettering program designed to meet needs of teens, young adults with cancer

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