Episode 35: Bladder Cancer Matters Podcast Palliative Care and Bladder Cancer Patients with Dr. Lee Hugar


Dr. Lee Hugar

Dr. Lee Hugar

In Episode 35 of “Bladder Cancer Matters,” host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Lee Hugar of Lexington Urology at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Hugar is recognized nationally as an advocate for incorporating palliative care into urologic care, maximizing both cancer control and quality of life for patients with any stage of urologic cancer.

Rick and Dr. Hugar discuss:

  • What palliative care is and when a bladder cancer patient might need it
  • That palliative care is appropriate for patients of any age, with any condition
  • How it is different than hospice care
  • Who can request palliative care
  • The role of family members and loved ones
  • How long a bladder cancer patient can receive palliative care
  • Why more patients should consider palliative care

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and guests and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.


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