“It’s Never Too Early to Start.” Palliative Care Helps Improve Quality of Life

March 8, 2016
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

In this podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editor Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, covers the role of palliative care in oncology. Palliative care is a team approach that addresses a person’s social, emotional, and spiritual needs as well as the physical effects of treatment. When planning care, oncologists can “integrate palliative care into their normal processes to make sure that your quality of life is as good as possible and patients and families are able to fulfill their goals as they go through treatment.” share on twitter 

But how does palliative care actually fit into cancer care? When should you ask about palliative care? Listen in to get the expert take on these questions and more.

This is a prerecorded audio podcast, and it can be listened to online or downloaded to your computer. A transcript of this podcast is also available. For more information, visit the Cancer.Net podcast page.