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SABCS 2020: Doctors May Not Recognize the Severity of Radiation Side Effects

Reshma Jagsi, MD, explains results from a study looking at how well doctors recognized radiation treatment side effects among people treated for breast cancer.
Jan 19, 2021
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At the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dr. Reshma Jagsi presented results from a study looking at how well doctors recognized radiation treatment side effects among people treated for breast cancer.

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Jagsi explain:

  • why the researchers decided to look at this topic

  • why certain groups, including younger women and women who are Black or of a race other than Asian or white, were more likely to have their doctors assess their side effects as less severe than they really were

  • how patients can help make sure their doctors understand the severity of any side effects they’re having

About the guest
 
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Reshma Jagsi, MD

Dr. Reshma Jagsi is the Newman Family Professor and deputy chair of the department of radiation oncology and director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:45 PM

 
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