Palliative communications: Addressing chemotherapy in patients with advanced cancer

K. C. Kadakia, T. J. Moynihan, T. J. Smith, C. L. Loprinzi

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Patients with advanced cancers often endure chemotherapy late in their disease course leading to unnecessary adverse effects, loss of quality of life, and delay in hospice referral. Compassionate and honest communication about the use of chemotherapy can facilitate better patient care. This manuscript will explore communication issues regarding palliative-intent chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbermds085
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue numberSUPPL.3
StatePublished - Apr 2012


  • Goals of care
  • Honest communication
  • Palliative chemotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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