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Hope for Cancer Patients

Hope for cancer patients lies on two extreme ends of the spectrum of life — hope for a cure or hope for death with dignity. During my uncle’s journey of fighting prostate cancer, I realised the importance of palliative services. Cancer patients are already faced with challenges on multiple levels: physical, emotional and financial. To be able to ease their suffering at any level is indeed a tremendous service to humanity. My uncle fought bravely throughout his treatment, which included chemotherapy and radiotherapy, at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore. However, the cancer had spread rather aggressively and his condition
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NHPCO Statement on 2020 Presidential Election

Photo: Edo Banach, NHPCO President and CEO It is becoming clearer that Vice President Biden is America’s President-elect. I know that some are overjoyed and some are disheartened. I understand. But we are stronger together than we are apart, and people who are seriously ill, dying, or grieving need us to put our differences aside to care for them. In the coming weeks, we will work with the Biden transition team and the incoming 117th Congress to advance policies that improve access to high quality person-centered care and to advocate for improvements. Hospice started as a bi-partisan movement and it
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