Palliative Care in Lung Cancer

Betty Ferrell, Marianna Koczywas, Fred Grannis, Annie Harrington

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Advancements in the surgical and medical treatment of lung cancer have resulted in more favorable short-term survival outcomes. After initial treatment, lung cancer requires continued surveillance and follow-up for long-term side effects and possible recurrence. The integration of quality palliative care into routine clinical care of patients with lung cancer after surgical intervention is essential in preserving function and optimizing quality of life through survivorship. An interdisciplinary palliative care model can effectively link patients to the appropriate supportive care services in a timely fashion. This article describes the role of palliative care for patients with lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-417
Number of pages15
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Palliative care
  • Quality of life
  • Symptom management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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