Early Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer experience significant physical and psychosocial distress, have unrealistic expectations of their prognosis, and often receive futile chemotherapy at the end of life. Palliative care, which could effectively address these issues, is typically employed late in the course of the disease only after curative treatment options have been exhausted. To examine the feasibility of introducing palliative care soon after diagnosis of disease progression or recurrence.
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