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Symptoms of liver cancer, what is death from lung cancer like? How can I help a patient who just wants to die?

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  • 1Hospice Foundation of America, Lamers Medical Group, 9515 Seabreeze Terrace, Malibu, CA 90265-2223, USA.


This feature is based on actual questions and answers received and responded to by the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). This is a service provided for families and support group members of patients with advanced disease by William M. Lamers, MD, HFA Medical Consultant a member of this Journal's Editorial Board. Effective ways to communicate with families and support groups of patients with advanced disease are presented. In this issue, queries and responses are presented addressing symptoms of liver cancer, what type of death to expect from lung cancer, how to help a terminally ill patient just wants to die now, and the clinical course and problems associated with glioblastoma.

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