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Palliative Therapy


Updated July 14, 2014


Palliative therapy is treatment for cancer or other diseases that is given to decrease suffering. Palliative therapy is distinguished from curative therapy, where treatment offers the possibility of a cure. That said, it can be given in addition to curative therapy in order to help people cope with the physcial, emotional, and spiritual issues that accompany a diagnosis of cancer.

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Sue heard that a recent study found that palliative therapy combined with traditional therapy helped lung cancer patients feel better, and possibly live longer.

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