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Open Communication With Patients Is Very Important

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 July 2022
Open Communication With Patients Is Very Important
New research has examined the care planning priorities of older adults with advanced bladder cancer and found that these patients want more transparency when it comes to communication with their care providers and treatment. The study, published in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, was led by Elizabeth Kessler, MD, a University of Colorado Cancer Center member, and associate professor of medical oncology at the CU School of Medicine. She found that patients want to be engaged in their trea...
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Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 April 2022
Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children
When a parent develops cancer, children and adolescents are more likely to miss school, visit emergency departments, and experience negative mental health consequences, a new study shows. "Everyone who has ever been touched by cancer knows the havoc it can wreak on individuals and families," lead author Zhiyuan Zheng, PhD, senior principal scientist and health economist at the American Cancer Society (ACS), said in a news release. "Our study clearly shows the devastating effec...
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