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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Mass General study documents impact of adding palliative services to standard cancer care
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Original Article:To read the original New England Journal of Medicine articleEditorial:To read the New England Journal of Medicine editorialThe study researchers:
About Palliative Care at Mass General:Palliative care is a medical specialty that helps patients and their families live as fully as possible when faced with a life-threatening illness. Unlike hospice care, which focuses on end-of-life care, palliative services are provided during any phase of an illness, including active treatments such as chemotherapy. For information about palliative care treatment at Mass General. About Lung Cancer at Mass General:Lung cancer care at Mass General combines clinical expertise, cutting-edge research, advanced medical technologies and active clinical trials to offer every patient the most appropriate therapies to treat their disease. We are dedicated to ensuring that patients fully understand their diagnosis and treatment options. For information about the lung cancer treatment program at Mass General.
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