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Lung cancer patients may benefit from early palliative care

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study finds advanced lung cancer patients may benefit from palliative care early in their treatment.

Palliative care teams are typically used late in the course of a serious illness to help patients cope psychologically - as well manage their pain.

But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that advanced lung cancer patients who got palliative care at the time of their diagnosis had improved quality of life and lived longer.

 

 

 

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