Palliative chemotherapy or best supportive care? A prospective study explaining patients' treatment preference and choice

@article{Koedoot2003PalliativeCO,
  title={Palliative chemotherapy or best supportive care? A prospective study explaining patients' treatment preference and choice},
  author={Caroline Koedoot and Rob J. de Haan and Anne M. Stiggelbout and Peep F. M. Stalmeier and Alexander de Graeff and Piet Bakker and J Hanneke C J M de Haes},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={89},
  pages={2219 - 2226}
}
In palliative cancer treatment, the choice between palliative chemotherapy and best supportive care may be difficult. In the decision-making process, giving information as well as patients' values and preferences become important issues. Patients, however, may have a treatment preference before they even meet their medical oncologist. An insight into the patient's decision-making process can support clinicians having to inform their patients. Patients (n=207) with metastatic cancer, aged 18… CONTINUE READING

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