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October 28, 1998

Communicating With Patients About Advanced Cancer

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(16):1403-1404. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-16-jbk1028

To the Editor.—The article by Dr Weeks and colleagues1 on the relationship between patients' predictions of prognosis and their treatment preferences and the Editorial by Dr Smith and Ms Swisher2 both use the terms terminally ill cancer patients and terminal cancer.

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