Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 15th, 1999
The very act of deciding about bone scans, chest X-rays, or blood tests improves the quality of life of survivors for many years.
"Cancer diagnosis and treatment are traumatic and important life events," said M. Robyn Andersen, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. "Traumatic life events have effects that may persist for years. Involvement in decision-making helps women to deal with the traumas, and the influence continues long after cancer treatment ends."
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