What is it about?

Treatment burden is the workload experienced by people undergoing treatment. We interviewed patients undergoing lung cancer treatment to describe their lived experience and determine the workload associated with lung cancer treatment, and the associated effects on their lives.

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Why is it important?

This study provides insight into the experiences and perceptions of people with lung cancer. The findings can help explain why patients go through treatment despite difficulties and side effects, and often when the workload they are faced with is so significant. Understanding why patients undergo treatment and the associated side effects may allow us to better help them through treatment.

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This page is a summary of: Treatment burden experienced by patients with lung cancer, PLoS ONE, January 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245492.
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