oncology
End-of-life care

Best case/worst case – is there a better way to explain survival times to patients?

Patients with advanced cancers invariably overestimate their likely survival time and may benefit from ‘best case’ and ‘worst case’ scenarios from their oncologist, research presented at COSA 2018 in Perth suggests. An analysis of 67 patients with cancers taking part in an advanced care planning trial in NSW found that only 17% were able to ...

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