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The care of patients with neoplastic diseases is often approached as though one is changing gears in a car: the treatment gear followed by the terminal gear. In many sections this book suffers from this problem, presuming that there are patients with terminal and nonterminal cancer. Such an approach is often counterproductive, because most patients with treatable cancer suffer with terminal problems and, more importantly, most terminally ill patients still hope that some disease-specific treatment may be effective. In fact, many terminally ill patients continue to receive disease-specific therapy until they die. Terminal is a catchy name in a book
Clinical Care of the Terminal Cancer Patient.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:428. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-3-428_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(3):428.
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