A closer lens: Cancer survivors’ supportive intertervention preferences and interventions received

Many studies have documented the unmet psychological needs of cancer survivors but there is much less known about the preferences of survivors on how they want to be informed about their options to address these needs. This US based study has evaluated 350 cancer survivors for their preferences around psychological interventions and by whom they wish to be advised of available interventions. This included their preferences relating to information provided by their GP. The most popular intervention rated by participants was professional counselling followed by professionally-led cancer support groups. Participants preferred to learn about these interventions from their medical oncologist followed by their GP. The results also highlighted that patients would be most likely to follow recommendations for support if given by their medical oncologist. Whereas, their GP or cancer surgeon were ranked in a second tier of preference.   Read the full article here.
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