For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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Retired California school teacher Mikkel Lawrence sits with his cat, Max. Lawrence has hepatitis C and has struggled to afford the medicine he needs to treat it. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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A look inside the factory in Kundl, Austria, where Sandoz, a unit of Novartis, makes biosimilar drugs. Novartis hide caption

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Reid Kennedy, materials manager at San Francisco General Hospital, stands next to racks of saline solution. He has had to carefully manage the hospital's supply of saline during this shortage. Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED hide caption

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Don Wright runs at an indoor track at the Maplewood Community Center in North Saint Paul, Minn. Ariana Lindquist for NPR hide caption

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