“Palliative care” is supportive care, not hospice care

On October 17 (next Monday) at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, our friends at CureTalks will be running a call-in teleconference on palliative care for cancer patients that may be of interest to some of our readers. … READ MORE …

Palliative care vs. hospice care; there is a difference

Another interesting media story — particularly for those men and their families who are dealing with very late stage forms of prostate cancer — if the one about palliative care published yesterday in the San Francisco Chronicle. Palliative care (as opposed to hospice care) is a growing option for many who live in or near major metropolitan centers here in the USA.

ASCO issues guidance on end-of-life care for cancer patients

The idea that having good policies and procedures in place to help patients and family members to address end-of-life care is highly controversial in some quarters. However, The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink believes that there is a great need for clear professional and consumer guidance on end-of-life care related to cancer … … READ MORE …

Terminal prostate cancer, quality of death, and hospice care

The role of hospice care and its potential benefits — in terms of quality of life and quality of death — for men who are actually dying of prostate cancer is theoretically well understood but relatively little studied. … READ MORE …