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Topic: Why are Palliative Treatment and Hospice Care lumped together?

Forum: Palliative Therapy/Hospice Care — A unique forum ONLY for those trying to live well and/or trying to die well.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2020 12:26PM

JACK5IE wrote:

They should each have their own forum because they are two totally different things. Having palliative care does not mean end of life.

Dx 7/2009, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/31/2009 TAC Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2009 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/31/2010 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/30/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 6/30/2010 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 12/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy External: Bone Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Jul 8, 2020 12:32PM MelissaDallas wrote:

Because people posting (and people everywhere) have a poor understanding of the difference between the two.Also, there can be overlap and one can be a continuum of one status to another

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Jul 8, 2020 12:39PM JACK5IE wrote:

Yes they can be but they are still two different things.

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