Eight signs of losing battle against cancer | Zee News

Eight signs of losing battle against cancer | Zee News.

Dr Puneet Chandna: it is believed, Patients in the last days/hours of life often have unrelieved physical suffering, as well as significant emotional, spiritual, and social distress. Recognising that a person is entering the imminently dying or terminal phase of their illness is critical to appropriate care planning, with a shift to comfort care. Defining when this phase begins is not always straightforward. Patients at the end of life are frequently not recognised as dying. As a result, suffering may not be properly appreciated or managed, and the patient’s overall condition may even be exacerbated by the continuation of standard medical care.  

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