Young adults face end-of-life differently than elderly

02/28/2012 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

Megan Pilling of Utah, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27, and other young adults look at the possibility of dying differently than the elderly do. Pilling fights aggressively but keeps a bucket list in hand. Experts say society has an attitude of denial toward the death of children and young adults, which can complicate the palliative care decisions of patients and families.

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