Survey finds 1 in 3 patients needed more information on cancer treatment side effects

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Wed, November 27, 2019

One in three adults treated for cancer may experience side effects from treatment they wish they had known more about, according to a new survey published today in the Journal of Oncology Practice. The national survey of more than 400 U.S. adults, which was sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), also found that nine in 10 patients felt they made the right treatment decision despite the desire for more information about treatment side effects. CBSSM's Director, Reshma Jagsi was senior author.