Journal article

Factors involved in treatment decision making for women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ: A qualitative study.

Amy Hatton, Natalie Heriot, John Zalcberg, Darshini Ayton, Jill Evans, David Roder, Boon H Chua, Jolyn Hersch, Jocelyn Lippey, Jane Fox, Christobel Saunders, G Bruce Mann, Jane Synnot, Robin J Bell

Breast | Published : 2021


Whilst some of the diversity in management of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may be explained by tumour characteristics, the role of patient preference and the factors underlying those preferences have been less frequently examined. We have used a descriptive qualitative study to explore treatment decisions for a group of Australian women diagnosed with DCIS through mammographic screening. Semi-structured telephone interviews were performed with 16 women diagnosed with DCIS between January 2012 and December 2018, recruited through the LifePool dataset (a subset of BreastScreen participants who have agreed to participate in research). Content analysis using deductive coding identi..

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