Symptomatic control in palliative medicine

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Published: 7 Aug 2019
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Dr Benjamín Cavenago Salazar - Government of Callao, Callao, Peru

Dr Benjamín Cavenago Salazar speaks to ecancer at the 2019 ecancer-Oncosalud Symposium of Molecular Clinical Oncology in Peru about the importance of symptomatic control, especially in the palliative setting.

He describes there is a lack of understanding of palliative care, as there is a major focus on curative care. He emphasises that attention should be given to this type of care, as older patients are now increasingly affected by oncological diseases - in which curative options remain limited.

In terms of the future, Dr Salazar remains optimistic and believes we are on the right path in addressing this epidemiological transition.