What questions should I ask about palliative care if I have cancer?

If you have cancer, you may want to consider asking your healthcare team the following questions about palliative care:

  • Should I consider palliative care now or in the near future?
  • Will my insurance cover my palliative care?
  • For how long can I get palliative care?
  • Where will I get my palliative care?
  • Can I still get treatment for my cancer while receiving palliative care?

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