16 May 2017

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Addressing the misconceptions of palliative care

A recommendation to receive palliative care can lead to a lot of fear and misunderstanding. But palliative care is an important health service that can provide support for men with metastatic prostate cancer at any time during treatment. Research has shown that palliative care not only improves quality of life, but can increase survival times as well. But due to misconceptions of what palliative care is, many cancer patients do not access this health service at all. This week's blog explores the benefits of palliative care and new research showing how we can improve access to this vital health service.

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