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Special Report: Cancer and Quality of Life

Special Report: Cancer and Quality of Life

We’ve made strides extending life and even curing cancer but need to do more to help people with cancer have a better quality of life.

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Cancer and Quality of Life: Introduction

A special report on living with cancer

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Cancer and Quality of Life: Side Effects

Too little research is being done to ease the suffering caused by chemotherapy and other treatments.

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Cancer and Quality of Life: Financial Toxicity

A cancer diagnosis often means extreme financial stress—and fights with insurance providers.

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Cancer and Quality of Life: Drugs That Don’t Make Life Better

The way we develop new treatments for cancer does always lead to better survival time, and rarely leads to better quality of life.

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Cancer and Quality of Life: Patient-Centered Research

To improve quality of life, drug development researchers are bringing patients into the process at the beginning

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Cancer and Quality of Life: Palliative Care

Too few people seek help in easing side effects during and after cancer treatment.

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Cancer and Quality of Life: How to Stand Up for Yourself

Advocating for yourself is the best medicine.

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