Stigma keeps many cancer patients from using a service that offers much-needed help to the sick as well as the dying
April 26, 2017
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
Palliative care isn't just about easing suffering at end of life. It’s also appropriate for patients dealing with pain or side effects anywhere along the cancer continuum. But not all patients, or doctors, realize this. Two Fred Hutch experts discuss the latest research, and the stigma, surrounding this crucial type of care.
Say what?! Confusing medical jargon and topsy-turvy language can leave a lot of patients feeling lost in translation
Sept. 22, 2016
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
Whether its topsy-turvy language or murky medical jargon, most cancer patients run up against a "lost--in-translation" moment with their doctors. Writer Diane Mapes and Fred Hutch experts weigh in on the importance of good patient-doctor communication.
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