Re-Biopsies in Lung Cancer: When Benefits Are Explained, Patients Are Willing

According to a recent survey, purchase most patients with lung cancer are willing to undergo additional biopsies if they have a grasp on how and why it could help them.

Doctors may be surprised to know that their patients with lung cancer are more than willing to undergo additional biopsies when they understand the procedure may hold the key to expanding their treatment options.

Almost 82 percent of 340 lung cancer survivors participating in a national survey sponsored by the advocacy group LUNGevity said that they would consent to an additional biopsy if they knew it would help their healthcare team better match treatment to their specific cancer and personalize their care, versus just being told the test was “to look for mutations.”

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