Researchers evaluate chemo at the end of life

October 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2008, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p117
The article provides information on the effect of chemotherapy on patients near death. According to the researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, less chemotherapy allows better quality of life and easier transition towards death for many incurable patients. It is stated that chemotherapy has virtually no more beneficial effect at the last stage in the life of a patient. Discussions of the factors that led the researchers toward their conclusion are also provided.


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