Lung Cancer

No urgency to bring in early palliative care for mesothelioma

Early specialist palliative care for patients recently diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma does not improve quality of life or mood over standard care. The findings, presented recently at the 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer, reinforce usual practice to refer patients for palliative care on the basis of symptom burden and clinical judgment. Associate Professor Fraser ...

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