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Table 3 Recommendations for clinicians

From: “It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be”: a qualitative study of early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients after treatment

Prepare for visits (get to know the individual)
Give thorough explanations possibly through use of decision aids
Be patient
Personalize as much as possible
Have a good attitude
Address quality of life
  1. One participant suggested giving patients a multiple choice or true/false quiz before treatment to ensure they know the risks and benefits