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.
Many persons who receive chemotherapy for incurable cancers may not understand that the treatment is unlikely to be curative.
A form of psychotherapy that is intended to relieve distress for dying patients and their families showed great effectiveness in a recent study.
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.
Prognosis is not good, but many patients still seek treatment, equating prolonged neurologic function with better quality of life.
Reviews the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care associated with pancreatic cancer
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