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What does palliative treatment mean?
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Palliative treatment is when a cure is not acheiveable or the pateint is less likely to survive 5 years cancer free. These treatments often include higher doses per fraction, with less fractions.
Patients whose disease is incurable.I order to relieve the pain a treatment is given.
Treatment to help alleviate and control symptoms as opposed to treatment to cure.
Palliative treatment is treatment given to a patient to either reduce pain or relieve symptoms. It is used to improve the overall quality of life of a patient not cure them.
Palliative treatment means providing symptom control without curative intent.
Palliative treatment is treatment with non curative intent which is provided as tumour control or symptom control.
Palliative is used to shrink the cancer or to slow down growth. Doctors may use this for advanced cancers to control the growth and shrink the tumour.
Alleviating and help controlling the side effects of the cancer.
Not a curative treatment. Helping the patients with pain and their quality of life.
Palliative treatment are not intended to cure. They help relieve symptoms or any sufferings caused by the cancer.