Early palliative care and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer

@article{Irwin2013EarlyPC,
  title={Early palliative care and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer},
  author={Kelly E Irwin and Joseph A Greer and Jude Khatib and Jennifer S. Temel and William F. Pirl},
  journal={Chronic Respiratory Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={10},
  pages={35 - 47}
}
Patients with advanced cancer experience a significant burden of physical symptoms and psychological distress at the end of life, and many elect to receive aggressive cancer-directed therapy. The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and promote quality of life (QOL) for patients and families. Traditionally, both the public and medical community have conceptualized the need for patients to make a choice between pursuing curative therapy or receiving palliative care. However, practice… 

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