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End-of-life action plan

See a palliative care doctor right after diagnosis.

This might seem like cocking a rifle around a limping pony, but it’s essential. Research shows that your parent will live better and possibly longer if you bring in a palliative care specialist as soon asMedical School. Dr. Temel’s landmark 2010 study in the discovered that patients with stage IV lung cancer who received palliative care within two months of diagnosis lived longer than those who didn’t. They also had significantly better mood and quality of life. This was probably due to better pain and symptom management, less distress, and less aggressive treatment.

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