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Metastatic Disease: Therapy and Palliative Care

  • Pedro Henrique de Souza
  • José Bines
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Abstract

According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is defined as: “Total and active care of patients whose disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment. Some factors are of the utmost importance: the control of pain and other symptoms, such as psychological, spiritual and social.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Henrique de Souza
    • 1
  • José Bines
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical OncologyBarretos Cancer CenterBarretosBrazil
  2. 2.Clinical OncologyNational Cancer InstituteRio de JaneiroBrazil

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