Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 3):S19-22
Surgical treatment decision making in breast cancer among Chinese women: predicting psychological morbidity
R Fielding, WWT Lam
Centre for Psycho-oncology Research and Training, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
1. Ask women about their preferred level of involvement in breast cancer treatment decision making and involve them only as much as they wish to be involved.
2. Provide information whenever necessary to assist women with treatment decision making.
3. Effective management of physical symptom distress helps reduce postoperative psychological morbidity.