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End-of-life care 'suboptimal' in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia

August 18, 2017

End-of-life care suboptimal for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia, with increas use of hospice care occurring mostly in the last 7 days of life, study data showed.

“The prognosis of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia is poor and has remained unchanged over the past several decades,” Rong Wang, PhD, the department of chronic disease epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote. “Hence, end-of-life care is particularly relevant for this population.”

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Adolescents who distrust cancer care for a dying parent likely to face psychological problems

August 14, 2017
Adults who did not trust health care professionals after losing a parent to cancer during adolescence had a higher risk for negative long-term outcomes, such as…
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Out-of-pocket cancer expenses often exceed patients’ expectations

August 10, 2017
One-third of insured patients with cancer had out-of-pocket costs that exceeded their expectations, according to study results. Underinsured patients faced the greatest…
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Opioid use common among cancer survivors

August 7, 2017
Cancer survivors, even those 10 years or longer past diagnosis, had 1.22-times higher prescription opioid use than matched individuals without a history of cancer…
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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