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A 29-year-old female asked:

How long can one be palliative for ? mom has been for a week now to the day. suffers from cancer (4), multiple strokes , &dangerously low platelets

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Palliative care: Is often provided for patients with a prognosis that indicates they are at the end of their lives, needing extra care and pain control. There is no time limit for palliative care.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Palliative care. : Palliative care places less emphasis on the aggressive treatment of medical issues and more emphasis on keeping the patient with those medical issues as comfortable as possible. Usually meant for patients with terminal,'incurable medical issues. There's no fixed timeline for its employment.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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