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The editor, Dr. R. C. Hickey, has compiled the experience of 33 authors on the palliative care of the advanced cancer patient. Admitting the failures of well-directed, early definitive therapies, this volume contends that patients with advanced neoplasms attest to the needs for more appropriate measures, deemed palliative care. Since palliation implies to ease without curing, this view denotes the authors' belief that cancer in the advanced stages is incurable. The tone of the volume reflects this lack of realistic aggressiveness. Nevertheless, the authors have provided a text directed toward the care of the patient with advanced cancer which provides
Palliative Care of the Cancer Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:968. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-4-968_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(4):968.
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