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“Do you fear something awful might happen?” asks Adam Hayden, 40, a writer and speaker with brain cancer who lives with his family.
“Staggering numbers” of Americans are losing coverage.
People seek traditional, complementary and integrative medicine for treatment, prevention, palliative care and rehabilitation.
Expanding the availability of palliative care service marks a critical step in improving patient quality of life.
In my surgical oncologist’s view, my current situation is a five-alarm fire, writes colorectal cancer survivor and blogger Robin McGee.
Palliative care specialists help patients find relief from pain, stress and treatment side effects.
Massage therapists who specializes in working with people who are dying or have an advanced form of cancer or other illness are rare.
Treatment has shifted to immunotherapy, but survival gains have been small for people over age 75.
Chemotherapy-induced nerve damage is common among cancer patients and is difficult to treat.
Cannabidiol oil and a placebo had similar effects for cancer patients receiving palliative care.
Black Americans are at greater risk for serious illnesses but are less likely to receive care that can make these diseases less painful.
Expert panel recommends complementary approaches including acupuncture, yoga and massage, but more research is needed.
Data shows an association between Medicaid expansion and the use of palliative care among people with newly diagnosed Stage IV cancer.
Three quarters of those who opted for medical aid to end their lives were people with cancer.
A pilot program allowed people with cancer, AIDS and other illnesses to receive hospice care without ending treatments for their conditions.
How one doctor became a pioneer in quality of life research for people with cancer
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