Chemo in final months is linked with death in ICU, study finds

03/5/2014 | NBC News

A study of 386 patients with advanced cancer found that opting for late-stage chemotherapy may mean dying in an ICU, researchers reported in the British Medical Journal. In the study, 35% of patients on chemo said they knew they were dying, compared with half of patients who had discontinued treatment. More than half the patients said the discomfort of chemotherapy was worth it if it meant an extra week of life.

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