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Cancer care: how to speak to patients with a poor prognosis

Good communication and trusting relationships between nurse and patient are vital in delivering the best care for people with less survivable cancers

Good communication and trusting relationships between nurse and patient are vital in delivering the best care for people with less survivable cancers

  • About 90,000 people are diagnosed with one of the less survivable cancers every year in the UK
  • Research suggests having hope can boost quality of life for terminally ill patients
  • Evidence indicates patients are living longer with metastatic disease

More than 450 people die from cancer every day in the UK, according to data from the charity Cancer Research UK .

Most of these patients

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