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    Pallitative Care - When can you get on it, what will change, what do they do for you?

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      LiveWithCancer

      Timing is everything! A blog i wrote on this subject was published today :)

      https://lungcancer.net/living/palliative-care-should-you-care/

      8 days ago
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      Palliative care IS NOT hospice. As well, palliative care can be the wisest choice. Its aim is to maintain the highest possible quality of life. We all want "the cure." We all chase "the cure" - but at what cost? Chasing "the cure" can actually shorten our lives, and drastically lower life's quality as compared to the compassionate aims of palliative care.

      Today, there seems to be a blending of carefully measured treatment with traditional palliation. That is to make the patient as comfortable as possible, while applying therapy designed to contain or slow the disease process so as to lengthen that life even more - and in a tolerable manner.

      Say that you are 80+ years old and have a cancer which is potentially curable via aggressive therapy. The risk is that receiving aggressive therapy can do so much damage to your organs that you may die prematurely - but without cancer. Does that sound reasonable? Rather, palliation seeks to treat the patient so as to provide as much comfort as possible, knowing the patient's limitations and the cancer's potential. It is a balancing act.

      Life on this earth ends. We know that. Today? Tomorrow? In 20 years? A mystery. Rather, if the cancer can be slowed down while the patient is able to experience and enjoy life, it is a win-win.

      8 days ago
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      Lauraandmary

      Palliative care is not just for the terminally ill; it is for anyone that is suffering from a disease that causes distress, whether it be physical, spiritual, emotional, etc.
      The focus of palliative care is quality of life. I believe every patient with a cancer diagnosis should receive a palliative care consult.
      You do not have to give up your other doctors (such as oncologists); ideally, palliative care should work hand-in-hand with your doctor.

      7 days ago
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      This study is Ok to participate in if a few prostate cancer patients of ours want to take a look at it.

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      That’s funny. The first text my husband sent our son, our son replied “who is this and how did you get my Dad’s phone”

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      I have a flip phone the buttons are so small I have a hard time putting in phone numbers. My Dr. texts reminders and asks for a conformation I can't text back

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      I remember when texting first started and our Nephew was texting us. I used to tell him to stop it and call us. I wasn't going to be doing any stupid texting. Now we text all the time. I was just a little slow to come around.

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