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Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge?

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In most cases, individuals who are experiencing the advanced stages of cancer are not well enough informed about their condition to make decisions that are beneficial to their health and well being. Dr. Holly Prigerson, a professor of geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, stated “these were people with highly legal metastatic cancers… their life expectancy was approximately four months from our interview… we were astonished to learn that only 5 percent of this sample had sufficient knowledge about their illness to make informed decisions about their care.”