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Some patients with imminently fatal cancer still receive treatment

Some patients who died within one month of being newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States received ineffective surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy according to a ... read more

Some Dying Cancer Patients Still Receive Active Therapies

Some ... treatment needs better prognostication to guide care decisions and should involve physicians, patients, and their families," he told Medscape Medical News. "We need better prognostication for ... read more

Treatment Patterns for Imminently Fatal Cancers Varied by Cancer Type

Across all cancer types, chemotherapy was much less commonly used in patients without insurance. The treatment that patients received for imminently fatal de novo metastatic ... of patients did not ... read more

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Many Dying Cancer Patients Try Useless Treatments

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Learning you have a cancer that looks imminently terminal is tough news ... more research is needed to determine why so many patients receive ineffective ... read more

Aggressive Therapy at End of Life Common in Cancer

Sineshaw, MD, MPH, of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues. Although use of some aggressive therapies declined over the study period of 2004-2014, many patients with "imminently ... read more

‘How long have I got?’: Why many cancer patients don’t have answers

Even the oncologists who prescribe cancer treatment might not realize that so many of their patients are clueless about what’s going on. “I don’t think they recognize the enormity of it,” Razzak said. ... read more

Drug Companies Have Complex, Sometimes Fatal Relationship With Cancer Patients

BioMarin still wouldn’t budge. In an interview with IBTimes, Karen Sloan said, “Our daughter valiantly fought and beat cancer for over seven years but was denied life-saving and timely treatment ... ... read more

Cancer immunotherapy may have a dark side

Although the 65-year-old woman had a rare type of endometrial cancer ... be fatal, she still felt well enough to work and swim. As a last hope, her doctors gave her a type of immune-stimulating drug ... read more

My Two-Decade Journey with Cancer Immunotherapy

There’s still ... about the patient’s cancer and how it’ll respond to treatment. Some immunotherapies, specifically CAR T, have been halted because of side effects, including something called cytokine ... read more

New study finds drug Keytruda prolongs survival for advanced melanoma patients

The drug pembrolizumab, also known by its brand name, Keytruda, helped some patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer survive at least ... patients who didn't respond to standard treatment. ... read more

Cancer screening for older patients: More harm than good?

And 55% of older men with a high risk of death over the next decade still get PSA tests for prostate cancer ... More than one in four patients with non-fatal skin cancers report a complication of ... read more

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