Sarah Linsky

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BACKGROUND Discrepancies may exist between what oncologists communicate and what patients understand about their cancer stage and its implications. OBJECTIVE We explored patients' ability to identify their stage of breast cancer. METHODS As part of a study testing a cancer self-management intervention we asked women to identify their stage of disease(More)
224 Background: Discrepancies may exist between what oncologists communicate and what patients understand about their cancer stage. We explored women's ability to correctly identify their stage of breast cancer among a sample of women recently diagnosed with nonmetastatic (Stage I-III) disease. METHODS As part of a cancer self-management study, we asked(More)
BACKGROUND Despite evidence that palliative care increases quality and length of life, many patients and families remain uninformed about its nature and benefits. The purpose of this study is to test a psycho-educational intervention, Managing Cancer Care: A Personal Guide (MCC), intended to improve breast cancer patients' knowledge of palliative care and(More)
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