Should patients with pancreatic cancer who know their time is ending soon spend a great amount of that little time undergoing aggressive and difficult treatment that will only add a brief period of additional life? UTMB’s Dr. Casey Boyd Duncan and colleagues analyzed both hospital and medical care days in pancreatic cancer patients with stage, treatment and survival, which was able to give them a quantitative look at the whole experience of a patient with this disease. She hopes that this paper will help doctors give patients the information they need to make important decisions. The news also appears in Science Daily, E! Science News, Health Medicine Network, MedIndia Health News, European Cancer Organisation, Medical News Today and BioPortfolio.
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