Changing one word may improve gastroenterologist referrals for HCC patients

Gastroenterologists delay or avoid referring patients with incurable liver cancer for palliative care because of negative perceptions held by patients and their caregivers, an Australian study has revealed. While most gastroenterologists had ready access to palliative care services and rated them highly, many patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were not referred or were referred only a ...

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