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After A Cancer Diagnosis: Palliative Care And The Evolution Of The Doctor-Patient Relationship

After decades of scientific advances, a cancer diagnosis is no longer as bleak as it once was. But the new medicines and better chemotherapy options also presents difficult practical and financial questions. What are the benefits of pursuing expensive, unproven and potentially unpleasant drug regimen? Is it prudent to treat symptoms and forgo aggressive interventions for a more fulfilling end-of-life? Kojo explores how doctors, patients and health care systems navigate these questions.

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