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TWIW 25: Cancer doctors reticent to offer lifestyle advice

Episode 25
02, Sep, 2019
}5 Minutes

Show Notes

This Week In Wellness Oncologists are unlikely to offer lifestyle tips that improve the health and reduce the risk of recurrence in cancer patients according to a survey conducted by the journal Cancer.

The survey of primary care physicians, specialists and oncologists from the Midwestern Health System in America showed that less than 10% of specialists and only ¼ of oncologists would recommend lifestyle changes and that when oncologists did address lifestyle factors, it was usually because the patient brought the subject up.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cancer-survivors/cancer-doctors-dont-focus-on-lifestyle-risks-idUSKCN1VG2AT

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/cncr.32410

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