'Palliative Care and Communication: Experiences in the Clinic', Anne-Mei The, (translated from the Dutch by Robert Pool), Buckingham, UK: Open University Press, 2002, pp.254

Katrina Breaden

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    Abstract

    Book Review.
    Even with the anti-smoking campaigns that constantly bombard out daily lives, lung cancer features less in the media than other cancers such as breast cancer. Lung cancer is not a newsworthy or a glamorous disease. People who are diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, a subgroup within the types of lung cancer, have a particularly poor prognosis. A person who has only limited disease at diagnosis might hope to survive for approximately 18 months, while for those who present with extensive disease, th efigure is barely a year (Harnett et al. 1999). Due to the incurable and aggressive nature of small cell lung cancer, palliative care is often involved as the disease progresses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)178-179
    Number of pages2
    JournalHealth Sociology Review
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • palliative care
    • lung cancer
    • book review

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