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Cancer from the Medical and Existential Points of View

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In the decade between 1920 and 1930 the life-span of the normal Italian population was about 50 years, and it gradually increased, reaching a mean of 70 years in the decade between 1980 and 1990 (1STAT report: Le Regioni in cifre, Rome 1990). Approximately the same trend has been found in all developed countries: for Benton R. Adkins et al. (Surgical Care for the Elderly. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1988) the probability of survival in the United States has reached 16 years for people of 65, and more than 10 for people of 70.

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  • Cancer Pain Management
  • General Hospital Psychiatry
  • Proper Premise
  • Existential Point
  • Family Communication Pattern

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Fiorentino, M.V. (2001). Cancer from the Medical and Existential Points of View. In: Tymieniecka, AT., Agazzi, E. (eds) Life Interpretation and the Sense of Illness within the Human Condition. Analecta Husserliana, vol 72. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0780-1_5

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