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How Beneficial Is Palliative Chemo?

March 17, 2014

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, palliative chemotherapy, patient care, cancer patients

Palliative chemotherapy aims to prolong survival and lessen cancer symptoms, not to treat the disease. Yet many patients in their final months of life do not understand that distinction, or realize what they may face by choosing palliative chemo. And their oncologists often arenít talking with them about what they need to know (more…)