Tuesday, 15 May 2018

'Fighting talk' can leave cancer patients unable to talk about death and dying

Cancer patients urged to discuss 'end of life' plans Vital conversations about cancer patients' end of life wishes are often not had until it is too late, according to a new report.

Almost two thirds of patients (63%) who took part in a Macmillan Cancer Support study saw themselves as "fighters".

However, the charity said this could result in many patients not discussing end of life plans as they tried to remain positive.

It wants more research done into how end of life care can be improved. BBC News

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