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Managing Cancer Care

Advance Directives

An advance health care directive is a legal document that tells your health care provider and loved ones your wishes about your health care. Here is general information about different advance health care directives, such as durable power of attorney for health care/medical power of attorney, living wills, POLST forms, Do Not Resuscitate orders, and other agreements like these. 

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