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I read an excellent recent article on the pallimed website regarding this common question of “Am I giving up on fighting cancer when I choose hospice?” In it the author Amy Velasquez RN BSN OCN, a palliative care nurse specializing in helping cancer patients, discusses this weighty issue: In my line of work with cancer patients, they have […]

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Studies have shown wide variances in cancer care exist across the US, here are 7 tips for Receiving Better Cancer Care: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/7-ways-to-get-better-cancer-care/ “Don’t confuse palliative and hospice care with giving up hope of living longer. In actuality, patients with invasive cancers who receive palliative care along with cancer treatments tend to enjoy better quality of life […]

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