Gary Shelton Addresses Myths About Palliative Cancer Care

November 15, 2016

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.

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.


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