Published in Cancer Weekly, August 12th, 2003
Researchers in Brighton found terms commonly used by doctors in the UK such as "progressing tumor" and "remission," as well as those used to describe screening procedures for breast and bowel cancer, were poorly understood by the public.
The study, published in the August 2003 issue of Psycho-Oncology, suggests there is an urgent need for doctors to change the way they communicate important information to patients.
Experts at the charity hope the news can encourage doctors...
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