HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Survival Myth Debunked

An article in JAMA this week dispells one of the myths of this holiday season.  Many have argued that cancer patients "will" themselves to live through the holidays or their birthday.  Studying individuals with cancer in Ohio, the JAMA article reports that no evidence exists that cancer patients survive during times of religious, social or personal importance.

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