Diagnosis of Terminal Illness

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Terminal Illness

Patients living with a terminal illness, and those who care for them, are confronted with a profound and difficult situation. Questions about coping, living fruitful days, interacting with loved ones, and preparing for the inevitable will certainly arise. In this guide we'll help answer these questions by connecting you to advice and information from experts around the Web.

Diagnosis of Terminal Illness

Although an illness may be terminal, there are active steps you can take toward monitoring your health and quality of life. Once diagnosed, educate yourself on your condition and on end-of-life issues. Knowledge is a huge asset, and there's much you can learn to prepare.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Consumer health Web sites, like Mayo Clinic, InteliHealth, and HealthAtoZ, all have information on terminal illnesses, and should be some of the first stops in your search for information.
  • The following sites are mostly for adults; however, if you have an older child who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, you might judge the information on these sites as appropriate for him or her.
  • For information on the specific disease afflicting you or a loved one, consult the corresponding findingDulcinea Guide for further information. If we don't have a guide covering your specific condition, the findingDulcinea Health Guide has information on researching health topics, and would be a great place to start.

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