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Table 6 Proportion of patients ranked side effect that they would most like to avoid (n = 168)a

From: Patient preferences of chemotherapy treatment options and tolerance of chemotherapy side effects in advanced stage lung cancer

Worst-ranked side effect FIRST Interview (%) LAST Interview (%)
Shortness of breath 28.7 20.8
Bleeding 20.9 14.3
Fatigue 11.9 25.6
Dizziness 10.8 10.7
A lot more expensive 8.4 9.5
Jaundice 8.4 7.7
More trips to clinic for treatment 7.2 7.1
Numbness/tingling 1.8 1.2
Brittle nails 1.8 2.9
  1. aExcludes those who did not complete at least 2 interviews