A Systematic Approach to Discussing Active Surveillance with Patients with Low-risk Prostate Cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma
  • Cystectomy
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

abstract

  • In this study, we evaluated the impact of teaching physicians how to better communicate the benefits and risks of prostate cancer treatments on the willingness of patients to choose active surveillance. Decisions related to cancer are often guided by emotions and biases that lead most patients to seek radical treatment; however, we demonstrated that if discussions are framed differently, these biases can be overcome and more patients will choose active surveillance.

publication date

  • June 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.12.026

PubMed ID

  • 28129893

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 866

end page

  • 871

volume

  • 71

number

  • 6