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Hospice and Palliative Care For Mesothelioma

Hospice and Palliative Care For Mesothelioma

Why Mesothelioma Patients Benefit from Palliative Care and Hospice Care hospice and palliative care are two different – but beneficial – forms of medical attention for mesothelioma patients. Although they both focus on making the patient as comfortable as possible, they are given with different intent. Palliative therapies refer to treatments that do not have the potential to cure the cancer but still provide symptom control benefits.  For mesothelioma patients, these therapies may reduce chest pain or dyspnea and dispel anxiety. Palliative care may even be able to help patients respond more positively to traditional mesothelioma treatments, such as surgeries