Communicating a Cancer Diagnosis: Current Methods and Their Effects
- The goals of the study are to identify how a patient with a diagnosis of cancer is
informed of their condition and to illuminate the way in which this information exchange
To distinguish, identify and determine:
- If the method by which a patient is informed of a diagnosis of cancer is associated
with their level of satisfaction with that method of being informed
- Who tells the patient of their condition
- The methods used to inform a patient of their condition
- Prognostic indicators of high satisfaction within the diagnostic consult
- Patients currently enrolled or being screened for enrollment for a phase I, II or III
clinical trial at the National Cancer Institutes clinic center- specifically, within
the following branch clinics: Medical Oncology, Metabolism, Surgery and Neuro-Oncology.
- Patient must be 18 years or older and be willing to participate in the study.
- Primary methodological practice is a self-administered questionnaire.
- Questionnaire to be completed by patient on same day that it is administered at NCI.
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