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What is the difference between palliative care and hospice for cancer?

At some point in your cancer journey, you may need to consider palliative care or hospice. Palliative care is a treatment that helps relieve pain and symptoms and can be used along with your prescribed cancer treatment.

Hospice is a type of palliative care. Specifically, hospice is end-of-life care. Both palliative care and hospice aim to improve quality of life. Talk with your healthcare team about what is best for you.

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