RadioMD: The Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show

Chemotherapy Near the End of Life

August 14, 20159 min
Why would oncologists treat patients so late when life expectancy is very limited?When you find out that you or someone you love has cancer and time is left is limited, it could cause a wave of emotions to take over. Not only do you have to manage those emotions, you might have to plan ahead and decide what your next step is going to be.Even though chemotherapy can help treat cancer, it can also put you through a living hell. Chemotherapy is used for many patients in order to help them live longer and to also help patients live better quality lives.However, if you're near the end of your life, would you bother putting yourself through chemo?Listen in as Dr. Charles Blanke discusses chemotherapy at end of life, as well as the pros and cons of this treatment when little time is left.

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