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Lung Cancer Patients Lived Longer With Palliative Care in Study
San Francisco Chronicle

Patients diagnosed with incurable lung cancer who were given palliative care usually reserved for people close to death had a better quality of life and lived longer than those getting standard treatment, researchers said.

The study from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston suggests that preparing for death has a wide range of benefits. Patients who met with the hospital’s palliative-care team once a month were half as likely to suffer from depression.