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Comparing palliative care for adults with cancer in hospice?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: The time to
Shift from exclusive focus on cure, to acceptance that cure is not possible, time to focus on quality, comfort and care is difficult for many.
Today, evidence is pointing toward integrating comfort measures for pain, nausea, fatigue and sleep early during "cure care". Amazingly, people treated this way live longer, and more comfortably. It's what i would want!

In brief: The time to
Shift from exclusive focus on cure, to acceptance that cure is not possible, time to focus on quality, comfort and care is difficult for many.
Today, evidence is pointing toward integrating comfort measures for pain, nausea, fatigue and sleep early during "cure care". Amazingly, people treated this way live longer, and more comfortably. It's what i would want!
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hospice/palliative
I assume you are asking the difference between palliative care and hospice.
(?)palliative care is treatment that is given to alleviate symptoms, not intended to cure.Hospice is a service that will help care for a patient during the last phase of their life.A patient can have palliative care while on hospice.Hospice provides nursing care, aides, chaplins, social workers etc.

In brief: Hospice/palliative
I assume you are asking the difference between palliative care and hospice.
(?)palliative care is treatment that is given to alleviate symptoms, not intended to cure.Hospice is a service that will help care for a patient during the last phase of their life.A patient can have palliative care while on hospice.Hospice provides nursing care, aides, chaplins, social workers etc.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Quality of life
Palliative care can occur both in and out of hospice.
Many people equate hospice with "doing nothing", but good hospice care involves palliation of symptoms so that end of life is as pain and worry free as possible. Active palliation with radiation or chemotherapy in patients who have a longer potential life span can definitely improve quality of life for patients not yet ready for hospice.

In brief: Quality of life
Palliative care can occur both in and out of hospice.
Many people equate hospice with "doing nothing", but good hospice care involves palliation of symptoms so that end of life is as pain and worry free as possible. Active palliation with radiation or chemotherapy in patients who have a longer potential life span can definitely improve quality of life for patients not yet ready for hospice.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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