Study tracks impact of end-of-life discussion on care choices

11/13/2012 | Reuters · U.S. News & World Report

Individuals with cancer are less likely to opt for aggressive treatments in the last weeks of their lives when they have discussed end-of-life care with their doctors early on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study, which involved patients with lung or colon cancer, found that 88% of patients had end-of-life discussions, but more than 1 in 3 of those talks came within the last month of life.

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