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How can palliative care help people who are not terminally ill?

Palliative care can benefit people who are not terminally ill. A landmark study published in 2010 showed that people who received standard cancer treatment plus early palliative care—versus cancer treatment alone—reported significantly better quality of life and mood. They also tended to live longer, despite receiving less aggressive care.

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