Disclosing a diagnosis of cancer: where and how does it occur?

  title={Disclosing a diagnosis of cancer: where and how does it occur?},
  author={William D. Figg and Erika K Smith and Douglas K. Price and Bevin C English and Paul W Thurman and Seth Steinberg and Ezekiel Emanuel},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={28 22},
PURPOSE While disclosing a cancer diagnosis to a patient is common practice, how it is disclosed and the impact it has on the patient are poorly understood. We examined how cancer diagnoses were first given to patients and the impact of different aspects of disclosure on patient satisfaction. PATIENTS AND METHODS We provided a self-administered questionnaire to a total of 460 oncology patients of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) being treated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH… CONTINUE READING

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