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Do You Have a Living Will?

Every one of us — young or old, living with cancer or cancer-free — may come to a time when we cannot speak for ourselves. An accident, serious illness, or emergency can leave us unable to make critical health care decisions. If that happens to you, is there someone who can speak up for your wishes, who knows what you want and can legally ask for it? Today, April 16, 2011, is National Healthcare Decisions Day.  Today we are urged to select someone to be our voice when we cannot speak for ourselves and complete a living will that lets our wishes be known. An advanced directive Appoints a health