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Ten Top Tips for Sharing Cancer Prognosis


The Macmillan Ten Top Tips for Sharing Cancer Prognosis videos is a guide to aid clinicians when sharing cancer prognosis and relevant to all those who are having challenging conversations with patients and their loved ones. 

Communicating prognosis requires skill and sensitivity and when done well offers hope as well as realistic expectations. Failures in communication can be a source of distress and also a cause for complaints. In the creation of these videos, we sought to establish how prognosis is shared currently and look at how this could be improved. The Macmillan ten top tips guide is derived directly from feedback from people affected by cancer. It is hoped that this guide will provide a framework for challenging conversations in face-to-face and virtual appointments but also allow for an individualised approach.

Watch our short ten top tips film below.