Title More cancer patients getting bad news over the phone Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet WPXI News Media type Television Country/Territory United States Date 10/18/18 Description Video clip Producer/Author WPXI News URL https://www.wpxi.com/news/more-cancer-patients-getting-bad-news-over-of-the-phone/848931218 Persons Maria T Brown Title Many Women Being Told of Breast Cancer in Phone Chat with Doctor, Study Finds Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Breast Cancer News Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 10/18/18 Description For more than a decade now, women were more likely to learn they had breast cancer in a telephone conversation with a doctor rather than an office visit, research from the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine found.
The trend favoring a cancer diagnosis delivered by phone dates to mid-2000s, and is evident both in the United States and elsewhere, the study reported. But despite being increasingly common, especially for non-advanced cancers, “little attention” has been paid “to the mode of communicating bad news to patients,” its authors said.
“When we analyzed the data, I was completely surprised to find such a clear trend,” Jane McElroy, PhD, professor of family and community medicine at the MU School of Medicine and the lead study author, said in a news release. “Historically, physicians have decided to use their best judgment when delivering a diagnosis, whether it’s in person or over the phone.”
The study, “Breaking Bad News of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis over the Telephone: An Emerging Trend,” was published in Supportive Care in Cancer.
Producer/Author Catarina Silva URL https://breastcancer-news.com/2018/10/01/many-women-learn-breast-cancer-diagnosis-via-phone-call-study-finds/ Persons Maria T Brown Title If you have breast cancer, chances are you'll find out over the phone Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Missourian Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 9/12/18 Description https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/higher_education/if-you-have-breast-cancer-chances-are-you-ll-find/article_6765b420-b6b8-11e8-9e6b-237edacee2e5.html Producer/Author Claire Colby URL https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/higher_education/if-you-have-breast-cancer-chances-are-you-ll-find/article_6765b420-b6b8-11e8-9e6b-237edacee2e5.html Persons Maria T Brown