Monday, June 28, 2010

Many Cancer Patients Receive Aggressive Treatments in Final Days

Studies confirm that many Americans receive aggressive but ultimately futile treatments in the final days of their lives. While this may be partly because of ineffective end-of-life counseling, it appears just as often that the patients are unwilling to give up that last glimmer of hope.

There are no simple solutions to these cases, which will vary based on the patient's age, type of treatments and their own personal belief system.

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