Decision-making suffers when cancer patients avoid math

Posted by on February 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Categories: health

Many of the toughest decisions faced by cancer patients involve knowing how to use numbers — calculating risks, evaluating treatment options and figuring odds of medication side effects. But for patients who aren’t good at math, decision science research can offer evidence-based advice on how to assess numeric information and ask the right questions to make informed choices.

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