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Sometimes, one may not get better despite the best treatment efforts. This is especially so when the cancer has spread to other organs (metastatic cancer). Although long-term cure is unlikely, some treatments are still useful in helping to control the cancer, to extend life and minimize symptoms for as much as possible. An important conversation to have with the patient, yourself, the cancer care team and other family members/ caregivers is on the benefits and risks of continuing treatment, which choices are most aligned to the patient’s best interests and preferences. See NCSS’ write up at https://www.nccs.com.sg/patient-care/Pages/Providing-care-through-the-final-days.aspx for more information on palliative care and managing death.

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