Expanding Palliative Care

Harvard Medical School| Mon Nov 28 10:02:19 EST 2016
Expanding Palliative Care

Integrating palliative care into the treatment of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT)—commonly known as bone marrow transplantation—for such cancers as leukemia and lymphoma can improve their quality of life, relieve symptoms associated with the procedure and reduce depression and anxiety.

These benefits were felt not only during the three- to four-week hospitalization required for the procedure but for several months following.

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