How palliative care teams can mitigate financial toxicity in cancer care

Ramy Sedhom, Lindsey MacNabb, Thomas J. Smith, K. Robin Yabroff

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Abstract

The disruption to patient and family well-being introduced by the rising costs of cancer care is a growing clinical problem. In addition to logistical questions, there is a compelling, existential one: “How should healthcare teams address patient and caregiver distress and uncertainty from financial toxicity?” We argue that the principles and practice of palliative care can help alleviate this element and often unaddressed component of human suffering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6175-6177
Number of pages3
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Costs of care
  • Financial toxicity
  • Palliative care
  • Supportive care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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