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  1. Cancer patients receiving hospice care
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Generally, cancer is a group of diseases that involve abnormal cell growth and the abnormal cell growth has the potential to spread to other body parts. The cancer condition is also referred to as a malignant tumor, but this does not mean all tumors are cancerous. On the other hand, hospice care is the kind of care that is offered to someone by a team of healthcare professionals and volunteers towards their end of life. In this case, they hospice care involves the provision of medical, psychological and spiritual support. With regard to cancer patients, hospice care is offered to particular patients who are expected to live for six months or less. Unfortunately, it was predicted that in America there will be an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases and 589,430 cancer deaths in the U.S (Cancer.org, 2015).

[...] These findings draw attention to the need for effort either to make the hospice program more effective or try other intervention programs so as to deal with the above situation accordingly. References Mayer, P. A., & Daly, B. J. (2014). CPR and hospice: Incompatible goals, irreconcilable differences. Progress in Palliative Care. Jemal, A., Center, M., DeSantis, C., & Ward, E. (2010). [...]


[...] Cancer is a major public health problem in the world but more so in the U.S. In specific, the American Cancer Society reported that, in 2014, for every four deaths in the U.S one is caused by cancer. From the data by the Society, the overall cancer incidence rate was 23% lower among women as compared to men in 2013. Also, for the data between 2006 and 2010, the rate of incidence for men decreased by while that of women remained stable (Globocan.iarc.fr, 2015). [...]

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