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Edward Kennedy's Cancer Puts Focus on Quality of Life

Posted on Sep 16, 2009 in Cancer

Friday, August 28, 2009He lived 15 months with an incurable brain tumor, a little longer than usual for a patient in his late 70s. Perhaps equally important is that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy lived those months well – able to work almost to the end, to sail the choppy New England waters he adored, to help elect a president he supported, and even to give him a dog. Time is important to any cancer patient. Quality of life, not just how much life they can squeeze out, is increasingly the focus for people with a terminal illness, cancer specialists say. It also is one of the chief goals of...

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