Palliative Chemotherapy

Majority of younger patients dying of cancer use aggressive interventions in last month of life

Majority of younger patients dying of cancer use aggressive interventions in last month of life

More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying as a result of cancer underwent at least one aggressive intervention during the last month of life.

Expectations too high for palliative chemotherapy

Many persons who receive chemotherapy for incurable cancers may not understand that the treatment is unlikely to be curative.

Dignity therapy improves end-of-life experience

A form of psychotherapy that is intended to relieve distress for dying patients and their families showed great effectiveness in a recent study.

"FATE" survey assesses end of life in head and neck cancer

Palliative treatments, death outside of the hospital, and involvement by a palliative care team all improve the end-of-life experience for persons with head and neck cancer.

Neoplastic meningitis: Keeping palliative care options open

Neoplastic meningitis: Keeping palliative care options open

Prognosis is not good, but many patients still seek treatment, equating prolonged neurologic function with better quality of life.

Pancreatic cancer

Reviews the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care associated with pancreatic cancer

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