Cancer patients who choose to die at home live longer: Study

March 28, 2016 1:11 PM

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Cancer patients who choose to die at home live longer: Study

"Patients, families, and clinicians should be reassured that good home hospice care does not shorten patient life, and even may achieve longer survival," Dr. Jun Hamano said.

The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive palliative care at home, the study authors said.

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