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Nearly half of cancer patients don’t feel involved in treatment decisions, survey finds

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 25 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4877
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Almost half (47%) of patients with cancer do not think that they have been sufficiently involved in deciding which treatment option is best for them, a new survey shows.1

The survey of nearly 4000 patients across 10 countries also found that around four in 10 (39%) said that they were never or only sometimes given enough support to deal with symptoms and side effects.

The survey report was published by the international All.Can initiative, which works to improve …

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