What Do Ovarian Cancer Patients Expect From Treatment?: Perspectives From an Online Patient Community

  title={What Do Ovarian Cancer Patients Expect From Treatment?: Perspectives From an Online Patient Community},
  author={Kristina F Simacek and Priya Raja and Emil Chiauzzi and Daniel Eek and Katarina Halling},
  journal={Cancer Nursing},
Background: Advances in ovarian cancer treatment have improved outcomes. However, the gap between patients’ hopes and expectations and their actual outcomes remains an understudied aspect of treatment decision making. This gap has been noted to be a predictor of poorer health-related quality of life. Incorporating patient hopes and expectations for treatment into clinical care may improve patient experiences. Objectives: The aim of this study is to describe the hopes and expectations of ovarian… 

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