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More Terminal Cancer Patients Turn to Home Hospice Services

More Terminal Cancer Patients Turn to Home Hospice Services

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of terminal cancer patients in South Korea are using home hospice services, new government data has revealed. According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Cancer Center on Tuesday, over 1,000 terminal cancer patients took advantage of home hospice services during [...]

Poor Communication With Physicians Leaves Cancer Patients in the Dark

Poor Communication With Physicians Leaves Cancer Patients in the Dark

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a survey conducted by the National Cancer Center on 750 couples of cancer patients and their guardians at 13 cancer hospitals nationwide, four out of ten cancer patients don’t have accurate information regarding their clinical stage, indicating the progress of their disease. On top of that, when [...]

Cancer Patients Without Support Face Higher Chances of Depression

Cancer Patients Without Support Face Higher Chances of Depression

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A new medical study has warned that a lack of attention and support from an individual’s family and friends can increase the likelihood of depression for cancer patients. The study, conducted by a research team led by professors Shin Dong-wok and Park Jong-hyun from Samsung Hospital and Chungbuk National [...]