Life-Saving Cancer Care

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What, precisely, are we seeking to achieve in offering 'life-saving' treatment to patients with cancer? Research funding agencies and pharmaceutical industry media releases, and government cancer screening programs all promise that their cancer programs save lives. But everybody dies. The nature of life and death from cancer is explored philosophically in this essay, with particular reference to the quality of life, and its meaning, during the period of prolongation of survival by 'life-saving' cancer care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-719
Number of pages9
JournalCancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021


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