Palliative Care

When Might You Want to Engage with Palliative Care?
Breast CancerPalliative Care
For patients with metastatic breast cancer, “Involving palliative care as an active member of your oncology team early on is one of the smartest things you can do,” says national expert and breast cancer survivor Lillie Shockney.
Educated Love
Palliative Care
When some people envision palliative care, they see someone dying or having a dreadful chronic disease who is slowly dying. In actuality, we all die from something. In the past 4 years, I have learned what palliative care means to me. 
Reframing Hope Palliative Care, Hospice Care, and End-of-Life Decisions
Palliative Care
As a nurse who works in a major cancer center, my primary goal is to diagnose, treat, and cure patients with cancer. We all hope for a cure, and for the best possible outcome. However, there may be a time when curing the patient’s cancer is no longer possible, and the goal then shifts to treating symptoms and controlling the cancer.
Palliative Care is not a “4-Letter Word”
From Your NavigatorPalliative CareSurvivorship
Early identification of the unwanted symptoms of cancer and of treatment helps to improve the quality of life of patients and increase their trust in the healthcare system.

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