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Clinical Findings for Impending Death in Patient with Advanced Cancer

Purpose:

To identify clinical findings associated with impending death of a patient with advanced cancer based on the study of Hui et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97

Description:

Hui et al reported clinical findings associated with impending death for patients with advanced cancer in two papers. These findings can alert the family and clinicians to the approaching death. The authors are from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Barretos Cancer Hospital (Brazil), and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

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