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Incurable, invisible and inconclusive: watchful waiting for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and implications for doctor-patient communication.

Abstract:

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) find it hard to accept a diagnosis of an incurable cancer for which no treatment is recommended and which may not cause symptoms for many years. We used qualitative interviews with 12 people with CLL managed by watchful waiting, drawn from a maximum variation sample of 39 adults with leukaemia, to explore accounts of watchful waiting and implications for clinical management. Patients with CLL recalled being given little information about the c...

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Journal:
European journal of cancer care
Volume:
21
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-77
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1365-2354
ISSN:
0961-5423
URN:
uuid:e3410314-0457-4e95-9266-fc5b9f116662
Source identifiers:
220728
Local pid:
pubs:220728

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