Monday, February 26, 2018

Many Women With Breast Cancer May Fear, Misunderstand Radiation, Study Suggests.

Reuters (2/26, Rapaport) reports that “women with breast cancer are often afraid of getting radiation, but” research on “women who’ve had this treatment suggests their experiences with it were much better than they expected.” The findings were published online in the journal Cancer.

HealthDay (2/26, Norton) reports that “the study of more than 300 women who underwent breast radiation found that almost half had heard ‘frightening’ stories going into treatment.” However, just “2 percent ultimately agreed that the stories were true.” Meanwhile, “over 80 percent of all patients said their experience with radiation therapy was actually ‘less scary’ than they’d expected.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

Categories: 2018, February, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 2881


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