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As we've been discussing, receiving serious news can be deeply emotional. When providers draw upon clinical trials or statistics to explain next steps or prognosis, there can be additional confusion and misunderstandings stemming from the complexities of interpreting research. Moreover, applying statistical information to an individual's diagnosis, social context, and values can be challenging for many, myself included. What are ways to ensure patients and families of all socioeconomic backgrounds are equitably empowered in the decision-making process, particularly when mathematical comprehension is involved?