General Practice, Cancer and palliative care:

Cancer and its treatment often cause side effects. Palliative Care is one such approach that relieves a person’s symptoms and sides effects caused due to cancer treatment. Palliative care mainly focuses on reducing symptoms, improving quality of life and supporting patients and their families. In order to widespread the importance of palliative care World Health organization has adopted a resolution on early palliative care on 2014. In high income countries, upto 80% of the people who die could benefit from palliative care much earlier in their illness. Pain is reported as a very prevalent symptom rated as very distressing in 56–61% of patients. Carers describe high levels of poorly controlled pain in general practice, in 33–48% of patients compared to GP reports of 16% of patients. In the last year of life, anxiety is also a common symptom, in 32–78% of palliative patients.

 

Cancer and its treatment often cause side effects. Palliative Care is one such approach that relieves a person’s symptoms and sides effects caused due to cancer treatment. Palliative care mainly focuses on reducing symptoms, improving quality of life and supporting patients and their families. In order to widespread the importance of palliative care World Health organization has adopted a resolution on early palliative care on 2014. In high income countries, upto 80% of the people who die could benefit from palliative care much earlier in their illness. Pain is reported as a very prevalent symptom rated as very distressing in 56–61% of patients. Carers describe high levels of poorly controlled pain in general practice, in 33–48% of patients compared to GP reports of 16% of patients. In the last year of life, anxiety is also a common symptom, in 32–78% of palliative patients.

 

  • Cancer Screening and Therapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Other cancers
  • Angina

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