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Patient Decision Aid

Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A Summary for Adults and Their Caregivers.


What is a Patient Decision Aid?

Patient decision aids are tools that help patients, care-givers and families become involved in decision making around difficult health care issues. They are designed to complement, rather than replace, the advice given by a health care practitioner.

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  • Website: OHRI
  • Resource type: Patient decision aid

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This patient decision aid helps people diagnosed with head and neck cancer to decide on whether or not to have radiation therapy by comparing the benefits and side effects of both options. It also outlines the four different type of radiation therapy that you can receive.


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Keywords

Radiotherapy, head cancer, neck cancer, three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), proton-beam radiation therapy (PBRT)

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Rated on: 4/23/2018 8:23:44 AM

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