Cancer reports may paint overly optimistic view

May 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;May2010, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p57
The article reports the lack of end-of-life palliative or hospice care information on newspapers and magazines, according to the "Archives of Internal Medicine". Jessica Fishman, a colleague at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says that only few articles discuss death and dying cancers. Moreover, 13.1% of articles report aggressive cancer treatment fails to extend life or cure disease and 30% informs adverse events including nausea, pain, or hair loss.


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