Are Aggressive Terminal Cancer Treatments Effective?

Russ Krengel Diseases

 After her husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, Jane Brody authorized radiation treatments even as his death approached. Her intentions were to help him live long enough to attend a concert of his songs, but after his death, she wondered if she had done the right thing. Her story is not uncommon. Terminal cancer patients will continue to accept aggressive …

Aggressive Cancer Treatments at End of Life

Russ Krengel Diseases

When a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, it’s common to undergo harsh and extreme treatments in pursuit of a cure. The treatments might be difficult to endure, but patients persevere because they hope to be disease-free. If, on the other hand, the cancer diagnosis is terminal, patients will still undergo treatment, even though a cure may not be possible. In …

What to Do when Care becomes a Burden

Russ Krengel Patients

One common issue people encounter when dealing with chronic or terminal illness is the challenge of treating several conditions at the same time. You may have multiple physicians to manage each condition, and each physician prescribes a different medication or treatment plan. While each doctor is most concerned with the management of the disease they are treating, they may not …