Your Doctor May Not Be Listening To You


By Molly Grady

Researchers say many doctors don't know their patients' wishes when making treatment decisions.

A study looked at women with breast cancer.

They found in 71 percent of cases doctors believed keeping breast tissue was the patient's top priority, but it was only true in 7 percent of cases.

The British Medical Journal also found in many cases patients chose different treatments when they know all the risks and benefits.


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