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Do you have to stay in a hospice with metastatic cancer?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Functional or not...

Being functional or not doesn't determine whether you're appropriate for hospice care.
Anyone with metastatic cancer who has decided to forgo further treatment and wants to focus on comfort care may benefit from hospice care. Some people initially decide to have hospice involved but may change their mind to pursue further treatment.

In brief: Functional or not...

Being functional or not doesn't determine whether you're appropriate for hospice care.
Anyone with metastatic cancer who has decided to forgo further treatment and wants to focus on comfort care may benefit from hospice care. Some people initially decide to have hospice involved but may change their mind to pursue further treatment.
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Dr. Isaac Vielma
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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The degree of disability and need for care determine the need for hospice.
Some people can live at home without hospice care just fine. This needs individualized decision making. Your cancer specialist can help you make a decision.

In brief: No

The degree of disability and need for care determine the need for hospice.
Some people can live at home without hospice care just fine. This needs individualized decision making. Your cancer specialist can help you make a decision.
Dr. James Cain
Dr. James Cain
Thank
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