Family caregivers may be spouses, partners, children, relatives, or friends who help the patient with activities of daily living and health care needs at home.
Many cancer patients today receive part of their care at home. Hospital stays are shorter than they used to be, and there are now more treatments that don't need an overnight hospital stay or can be given outside of the hospital. People with cancer are living longer and many patients want to be cared for at home as much as possible. This...
Added text to state that paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas are rare tumors arising from chromaffin cells; in 2004, the World Health Organization characterized pheochromocytomas as tumors arising in the adrenal gland; paragangliomas may occur sporadically, as a manifestations of a hereditary syndrome, or as the sole tumor in hereditary paraganglioma/pheochromocytoma syndrome.
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