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