Communicating Risk

Communicating Risk

Your patients rely on you, as their primary care physician, to help manage their cancer risk.  They turn to you for information about their risk level and cancer screening recommendations. The way you communicate a patient’s cancer risk is essential to their proper understanding and compliance with appropriate cancer prevention and early detection testing.

In this educational video, Mary Reid, PhD, from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center explains the different ways cancer risk is defined and can be communicated and how this can affect a patient’s perception. She describes the different ways you can effectively improve a patient’s understanding of their cancer risk, diagnosis and chance of recurrence to help prepare you for these important conversations with your patients.  


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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD

Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD

Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship
Professor of Oncology

Dr. Reid is the Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and a key member of the Roswell Park team that is collaborating with Cuban scientists on Cimavax.