BrachyBytes | March 2018 Newsletter Archive

The Patient Experience: Insights on Radiation Therapy following Breast Cancer Surgery

Health systems articulate value in terms of quality and patient satisfaction, which is typically measured by factors such as caregiver communication, staff responsiveness, adequacy of pain management and acceptability of the environment. These factors become integral parts of the experience during your patient’s breast cancer journey.1

With so much emphasis on the patient experience, we want to share new insights on women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer, and outline five simple questions you can answer to keep your patients better informed about breast brachytherapy.

The March 7, 2018, issue of Breast Cancer News reported on a recent study published in CANCER, a scientific journal of the American Cancer Society. In the article, “The Patient’s Perspective on Breast Radiotherapy: Initial Fears and Expectations Versus Reality”, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) share insights from a survey of patients treated for breast cancer between 2012 and 2016.2


1. Hospitals and Health Networks, The Five Key Elements to a Hospital’s Value Proposition, Kaufman, Oct, 2015.

2. Breast Cancer News, Radiation Therapy ‘Less Scary’ Than Expected, Breast Cancer Patients Agree in Survey, Carolina Henriques, March 7, 2018.


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