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  • TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a growing list of debilitating symptoms during the final months of life, most seniors never receive end-of-life hospice care -- or they delay doing so until their last few weeks of life, new research finds. "The main message is that the duration of hospice is very...
  • (Reuters Health) - Patients with advanced cancer may spend more time in the hospital when they have untreated symptoms like fatigue and depression, a recent study suggests. The study focused on 1,036 advanced cancer patients who had unplanned hospital stays. More than half of them had moderate or severe fatigue, poor...
  • (HealthDay News) -- Advanced directives are legal documents that dictate end-of-life wishes. Written properly, they make clear which treatments/procedures you want and don't want. The U.S. National Cancer Institute suggests this information may be included in your advanced directives: Whether you approve use of...