There is a profound need to address planning for end of life. It's a hard conversation and one that is often put off or avoided. For many families, not addressing end-of-life decisions, until a crisis, creates unnecessary stress and compromised decision making.
The good news today is that early detection of cancer is saving more and more lives. The majority of cancers found in the earliest stages can be treated and patients never face a recurrence. Unfortunately, early detection is also causing problems.
By Ken Flora, M.D, gastroenterologist/hepatologist with The Oregon Clinic and consulting physician to Providence Liver Cancer Clinic
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My Bridge 4 Life™ was developed by its founder Roger Holzberg, current creative director for the National Cancer Institute and former Disney Imagineer. Having created the survivorship program on which My Bridge 4 Life™ is based, he is now over 5 years cancer-free.