Treatment Decision-Making Among Patients Diagnosed With Papillary Microcarcinoma and Their Significant Others
Observational Model: Family-Based, Time Perspective: Prospective
To explore patients' and families' perceived risks and benefits of active surveillance and surgery within the context of papillary microcarcinoma.
We'll conduct focus groups & individual interviews with 2 population segments established by the method of Krueger & Casey & Morgan. The population segments will be thyroid cancer patients who have had surg or have scheduled surg, & any pt-designated significant others who assisted pts with tx decision-making & thyroid cancer pts who chose to not have immediate surg, whether they are either postponing their tx decision until a later date, or have committed to active surveillance rather than surg, & any pt-designated significant others who assisted these patients with tx decision-making.
Carma Bylund-Lincoln, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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