SUR­VIVAL

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

pre­dic­tions given to women suf­fer­ing from ad­vanced breast cancer are wrong three quar­ters of the time, warn ex­perts.

On­col­o­gist Dr Belinda Kiely told del­e­gates at the Lisbon con­fer­ence: ‘A sin­gle num­ber es­ti­mate is rarely ac­cu­rate and con­veys no hope of a pos­si­ble longer sur­vival time.’

Dr Kiely and Univer­sity of Syd­ney col­leagues sug­gest that in­stead doc­tors pro­vide best, worst and typ­i­cal sce­nar­ios. They said pa­tients found this was more help­ful, eas­ier to un­der­stand and more re­as­sur­ing.

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