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Online communication helps treatment decisions following breast cancer diagnosis

Online communication helps treatment decisions following breast cancer diagnosis
July 28, 2016

Women who engaged with social medial following their breast cancer diagnosis reported more deliberation and satisfaction with their treatment decisions, according to survey results.

“Our findings highlight an unmet need in patients for decisional support when they are going through breast cancer treatment,” Lauren P. Wallner, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of general medicine at University of Michigan Medical School, said in a press release. “But at this point, leveraging social media and online communication in clinical practice is not going to reach all patients. There are barriers that need to be considered.”

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