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Letters Illness trajectories of incurable solid cancers

Is there too much care in advanced cancer?

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 05 April 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q784
  1. Santhanam Sundar, consultant oncologist
  1. Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  1. sundar{at}

Geijteman and colleagues tackle a very pertinent issue in cancer care.1 They rightly ask whether there is too much care towards the end of life in cases of incurable cancer. Many non-oncologists are sceptical of cytotoxic chemotherapy.2

The most important driver of potentially …

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