Gary Shelton Addresses Myths About Palliative Cancer Care
Gary Shelton, Ph.D.
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Gary Shelton, Ph.D., coordinator of supportive oncology services at NYU Langone Medical Center, dispels the myth that being referred to palliative care means a patient is nearing end of life.
Palliative care improves symptom burden and helps patients understand the disease trajectory. In fact, many patients who understand this even ask for a referral to palliative care.