How to Address Physical, Emotional and Cognitive Challenges of Cancer with Palliative Care

Areej El-Jawahri, MD

Join us as we speak to Dr. Areej El-Jawahri, a physician researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In this episode, Dr. El-Jawahri shares the wonderful benefits of palliative care for both blood cancer patients and their families. Often erroneously associated with hospice or end of life care, palliative care can be started at any point after diagnosis and has shown many benefits with being started early in treatment. In palliative care, the physical, emotional and cognitive challenges after a cancer diagnosis are addressed by a specialized team of providers, leading to a more comfortable experience through treatment and beyond.

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Support for this episode provided by Bristol Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc. & Biogen; Pharmacyclics LLC, An AbbVie Company & Janssen Biotech, Inc.

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