Many women do not trust the health care system and will often forgo radiation and drug therapy after breast cancer surgery. That is according to a survey of 2,700 breast cancer patients by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Lead author of the survey, Lorraine Dean, said over 30 percent skip treatments that are intended to kill any cancer cells that remain after surgery.
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Doctor-patient trust is crucial
Cancer is a devastating disease and it is understandable that patients experience feelings of helplessness. It’s not just women with breast cancer who are losing trust in doctors and the health care system, it’s the general public as well. People often feel that doctors put their own financial interest ahead of patient care. When patients feel their doctors don’t listen to them or take their concerns seriously, trust begins to erode.
For the best possible outcome, it is necessary that doctors and patients have a strong bond of trust. Patients should feel comfortable being fully honest with health care providers and the doctors should always remember that a patient’s trust in them is a vital and necessary component of proper medical care. Each person’s cancer is unique and treatment should be based on the specific needs of each patient.
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I do agree that when it comes to treating cancer it would be important to have a strong bond of trust between the doctor and patient as each cancer is unique and treatment should be aligned with their needs as you’ve said. That should be true with not only cancer but with every kind of health care problem too as each people have different conditions and possible approaches to treating them. I’ll be sure to keep this in mind and support any of my loved ones and friends to the best of my abilities if they ever have to deal with any form of cancer. Thanks for the informative article about why many women stop taking treatments even if they have breast cancer!
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