Palliative care for lung cancer evolves with disease progression

Palliative care for metastatic nonsmall-cell lung cancer begins with developing relationships with patients and families after diagnosis and moves to end-of-life care planning in later stages, according to a study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Throughout an illness, palliative visits often include discussions of symptoms and the effects of cancer, the researchers wrote in the online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.

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