Posts Tagged "palliative care"

‘Fighting’ cancer may detract men from palliative care

Posted on Oct 19, 2018 in Cancer, Chronic Disease

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   Men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. Researchers believe the findings reflect social norms about gender roles—as well as widespread messages in the media and society about “fighting” cancer. Often men see themselves as the family protector, said the study’s lead author, Fahad Saeed, M.D., a palliative care specialist and assistant...

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