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Adults with advanced cancer still hope for cure

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7272 (Published 29 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7272

Many adults with metastatic cancer have unrealistic expectations about the benefits of chemotherapy. In a recent survey, 69% of 710 respondents with metastatic lung cancer and 81% of 483 respondents with metastatic colorectal cancer thought that chemotherapy might cure their disease. A substantial proportion thought that cure was …

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