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Whose body is it anyway? What doctors should do when patients make bad decisions

Atul Gawande


Abstract

Joseph Lazaroff’s cancer had spread throughout his body. Eight months earlier, he had seen his doctor about a backache. A scan revealed tumours in Lazaroff’s liver, bowel, and up and down his spine. A biopsy showed an untreatable cancer. Lazaroff went on around-the-clock morphine to control his pain. his legs had become weak and he became incontinent. A scan showed a metastasis compressing his thoracic spinal cord. Radiation had no effect.

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