Breast cancer patients lack knowledge of their tumors

January 26, 2015 5:30 AM

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Not knowing one’s tumor features isn’t necessarily tied to worse outcomes, but better knowledge might help women understand treatment decisions and take medications as directed, said Dr. Rachel Freedman, the study’s lead author from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Also, she said, cancer patients who understand the basis for their treatment are generally more satisfied with that treatment.

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