A significant improvement in cancer care is a new medical specialty called
palliative medicine -- care that alleviates the side effects of cancer
treatment and eases pain and discomfort.
Palliative care has already transformed the quality of life for many cancer
patients. A 2010 survey by researchers at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center in Houston, published in the Journal of the American Medical
Association, found that most major cancer centers now offer palliative care