Dying cancer patients better off at home

March 28, 2016 4:12 AM

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Cancer patients choosing to die at home tend to live longer than those who die in hospital, says a new study.

Oncologists shouldn't hesitate to refer patients for home palliative care simply because less medical treatment may be provided, say the authors of the Japanese study published in the journal CANCER.

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