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Palliative care for cancer patients the theme of forum in Baton Rouge

1 year 11 months 3 weeks ago October 29, 2014 Oct 29, 2014 Wednesday, October 29 2014 October 29, 2014 6:37 AM in 2une In
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The American Cancer Society has helped millions of people battle cancer over the years. One way they do that is helping patient's quality of life during their struggle.

David Woodmansee is one of many speakers talking at a forum about awareness and understanding of palliative care. He says palliative care is about treating more than just cancer cells.

"It's extra, coordinated care that really treats the whole person- the stress, the anxiety, nausea and insomnia that comes with dealing with a serious, life-threatening disease," he told Kylie Dixon this morning on 2une In.

Palliative care has garnered more attention over the last few years as experts how vital it can be when it comes to quality of life, survival rates and even saving money.

You can learn more about palliative care today from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. Watch the video for more information.

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