Incurable Tumors

Regardless of the forecast, the quality of life of cancer patients by adding nutrition, effective pain treatment, other symptomatic palliative measures and psychosocial support for the patient and the family can be improved. Most importantly, patients should know that the entire clinical team will continue regardless of the prognosis responsible for supportive treatment and available. Hospices or similar die accompanying facilities are important components of tumor therapy (for more information on dealing with patients with incurable diseases; The dying patient).

Even with incurable tumors palliative or experimental therapy can improve the quality of life of patients and prolong his life. However, physicians must resist the urge in many cases to administer relatively ineffective chemotherapeutic substances. It is better to discuss the likely results of a therapy with the patient and to sit down with the patient realistic treatment goals. The patient’s decision to continue tumor therapy must be respected. An alternative is to participate in a clinical trial. Here, the risks and benefits with the patient must be discussed. Regardless of the forecast, the quality of life of cancer patients by adding nutrition, effective pain treatment, other symptomatic palliative measures and psychosocial support for the patient and the family can be improved. Most importantly, patients should know that the entire clinical team will continue regardless of the prognosis responsible for supportive treatment and available. Hospices or similar die accompanying facilities are important components of tumor therapy (for more information on dealing with patients with incurable diseases; The dying patient).

Health Life Media Team

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