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Inga T. Lennes, Jennifer S. Temel, Christen Hoedt, Ashley Meilleur and Elizabeth B. Lamont Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients' understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy Cancer 119

Version of Record online: 25 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27787

The authors surveyed patients with newly diagnosed solid tumors who were receiving chemotherapy for the first time and observed that a substantial number of patients misunderstood the objective of their chemotherapy treatment. The most common misunderstanding was that patients believed they were being treated for cure rather than palliation.

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