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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. May 2017, Volume 19, Number 5

Ethics Poll

Ethics in Mental Health and Oncology

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Poll Question

A grieving widow with breast cancer says she doesn’t want to continue treatment. How should her oncologist respond?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the May 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

A cancer treatment is likely to leave a 13-year-old boy infertile. His parents ask his oncologist not to tell him. What should the oncologist do?

Find the answer to this question in the May 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

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