Chemo may worsen quality of life for end stage cancer patients

WebMD, 23 July 2015
Author: Robert Preidt
“Chemotherapy may worsen quality of life for some cancer patients who are nearing death, a new study finds. The research included more than 300 patients with advanced cancer who had about four months to live. The hope is that palliative chemotherapy will ease symptoms and extend survival. But that wasn’t the case for those patients who started the study with good ability to care for themselves. In fact, for people who could still work and perform day-to-day tasks, chemotherapy was associated with a worsened quality of life, the study found.”
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