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The consensus from our audience was almost exactly evenly split between discussing palliative care with patients at the beginning of treatment and after all treatment options have failed.Recent research, however, suggests that palliative care as a method to ease the symptoms of cancer treatment is most effective at the onset of treatment.

Palliative Care: Physician Communication and Patient Comprehension

The Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium recently took place in Boston, Massachusetts, and focused on patient-centered care across the cancer continuum. With this in mind, Cancer Therapy Advisor conducted a community poll that asked our readers about their experience in dealing with issues surrounding the discussion of palliative care with their patients.

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