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Supportive Care

Bone metastases are exceedingly common among patients with cancer and can significantly affect quality of life. Approximately 65% to 75% of patients with advanced breast or prostate cancer have bone metastases, which can lead to devastating complications, according to Winston Tan, MD, FACP, Chair, Associated Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. Read More ›

Anxiety is a common symptom in patients with advanced cancer, and is associated with reduced quality of life, increased symptom burden, poor medication adherence, and suboptimal treatment decisions at the end of life. Read More ›

Whether delivered under the umbrella of palliative care, supportive care, or psychosocial oncology, these types of services strengthen the feelings of meaning, value, and dignity in patients with cancer, says Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD, Director, Supportive Care Services, Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Los Angeles, CA. Read More ›