Medscape: Improving Palliative Care for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 18, 2019 | By CAPC Staff

In a new Medscape article, the author discusses the importance of incorporating palliative care upon diagnosis, with a focus on metastatic breast cancer. Benefits are shared, with a focus on the physical and psychosocial, referencing pertinent studies.

"According to Michael Rabow, MD, director of the Symptom Management Service and medical director of palliative care at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the key to increasing palliative care is to incorporate it into the routine practice of breast cancer care. 'Make it automatic, expected, and a routine part of excellent breast cancer care'."

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