More candor urged in care of dying cancer patients


February 8, 2011

USA Today

Patients do not want to hear that they are dying and doctors do not want to tell them. But new guidance for U.S. cancer specialists says they should be upfront and do it far sooner.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology says too often, patients are not told about options like comfort care or even that their chemotherapy has become futile until the bitter end... Read More