Palliative care should be standard in cancer treatment: guideline

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(Reuters Health) – For patients with advanced cancer, palliative care should start early and be an integral part of treatment, not just something added on near the end of life, according to a new practice guideline from the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
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