Should Doctors Lie to Their Patients About Their Survival Chances?

by Larry Emmott on November 15, 2012

in General

Hmmm. Not very dental but very interesting.

Human kind cannot bear very much reality, wrote T. S. Eliot, and a recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine bears him out. The authors of the paper asked 1193 patients who had opted for chemotherapy for their metastatic cancer of the colon or lung how likely it was that the chemotherapy would cure them.

via PJ Lifestyle » Should Doctors Lie to Their Patients About Their Survival Chances?.

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