Nearing the End of Life

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Facing death

Advanced cancer might be the hardest thing you and your family have faced so far. Now you’re looking at your own death, which is even tougher. Your family members recognize this, too. The next few months may be hard, but while you might not have been given the gift of time, you have the chance to focus on the quality of time and special sharing with your loved ones.

Through the information shared here, we have tried to help you prepare for some of the problems and concerns you may face. We’ve also tried to make a few suggestions for coping with some of the stresses that may come with caring for a person near the end of life.

If you or your family needs more information, you can call us anytime day or night at 1-800-227-2345. We have cancer information specialists who can help you with your questions and help you find the resources you need.


Last Medical Review: 01/14/2014
Last Revised: 02/06/2014