On the Web: End of Life Care

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CURE articles:

> "Tough Talk: Preparing for End of Life" at curetoday.com

Talking about end-of-life and the patient’s wishes for when that time comes can open lines of communication and better enable patients to die with dignity.

> "Beginning the Conversation" at curetoday.com

When cancer treatments stop working, the patient, family members and healthcare team should discuss what can be done and, more importantly, what should be done based on the patient’s preferences and wishes.

> "When Cancer is Incurable" at curetoday.com

While there is no “typical” way that patients or families react to a diagnosis of incurable cancer, determining goals of treatment and next steps can help.

Other trusted resources:

> American Cancer Society on end-of-life care at cancer.org

> National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization at nhpco.org

> Cancer.net on care through the final days at cancer.net