Advanced-Stage Cancer: A Case Study

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Globally, cancer is one of the leading causes of death (Fitzmaurice et al., 2015; WHO, 2012). It is continue to consider as a pandemic disease, take into account it's increasingly prevalence rate worldwide (Jacox, Daniel & Payne, 1994; American Cancer Society, 2015). In spite of the progress and hard efforts in developing treatments that have improved life expectancies for patients with advanced-stage cancer, the American Cancer Society give an account that 589,430 people will die from cancer in 2015 (American Cancer Society, 2015). From 2003 to 2007 the Dartmouth Atlas Project analyzed Medicare data for cancer patients older than 65 years who died within 1 year of diagnosis, reported that 29% of patients died in a hospital in
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