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Breast cancer patients need improved provider education

Patients with breast cancer need to be better educated by providers about their health, an analysis in a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society found. The findings, published Jan. 26 in CANCER, showed women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their condition.

Researchers also found minority patients were less likely than white patients to know or give accurate information about their tumors’ characteristics.

Researchers surveyed 500 women with breast cancer, finding 32% to 82% reported they knew their tumors’ characteristics, including the tumor stage, grade and receptor status.

For more information, Nurse.com/Article/Education-Breast-Cancer.

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By | 2015-04-22T16:20:35+00:00 February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|Tags: |0 Comments

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