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Cancer docs often delay referrals to hospice care
Yahoo! News

Cancer doctors often refer their patients to palliative care very late in the course of disease, according to a new survey from Canada. About a third of oncologists said they refer patients to palliative care, or hospice, when they diagnose a cancer that has spread and therefore usually is incurable. Another third, however, said they wait until chemotherapy has been stopped, which is often just a few months or even weeks away from death.