Men dying of prostate cancer referred too late

December 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2010, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p140
The article reports on the study conducted by the researchers at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center that more than half of men dying of prostate cancer use hospice care to make their deaths easier in the U.S. According to Mark Litwin, senior editor of the study, patients enroll to the care only one to two weeks before they died. It also states that patients with spouses or partners were more likely to take advantage of hospice care.


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