• Corpus ID: 5772549

[The attitude of cancer patients to their own diagnosis].

  title={[The attitude of cancer patients to their own diagnosis].},
  author={Nikolai N. Blinov and I P Komiakov and N B Shipovnikov},
  journal={Voprosy onkologii},
  volume={36 8},
The wide spectrum of viewpoints on how fully should a cancer patient be informed of his or her disease made it interesting to evaluate patients' own attitude to the issue. A questionnaire was offered to 280 cancer patients to assess the degree of awareness of their disease as well as psychologic preparedness to face the true diagnosis. As many as 93.6% of patients expressed a certain degree of desire to know diagnosis and details of their disease. 
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