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What do palliative care treatments include if you have cancer?

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Treatments might include medicine, nutrition therapy, physical therapy, and relaxation techniques like deep breathing. You may also be offered emotional and spiritual counseling, as well as practical help to manage insurance, legal, or employment issues.

Palliative care can help guide you when it’s time to make decisions about your treatment. It can also help out family and friends who are supporting you during this time.

From: Palliative Care During Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

News release, National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society: “A Guide to Supportive or Palliative Care," "Palliative or Supportive Care."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Palliative Care: FAQs."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Randomized trial of early integrated palliative and oncology care."

The New England Journal of Medicine : "Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

News release, National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society: “A Guide to Supportive or Palliative Care," "Palliative or Supportive Care."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Palliative Care: FAQs."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Randomized trial of early integrated palliative and oncology care."

The New England Journal of Medicine : "Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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