How Cancer Centers Lie About the Definition of Palliative Care

Executive Summary

  • Palliative care has a specific and accurate definition.
  • When cancer centers found that this definition reduced their ability to sell treatment, they began writing articles to try to muddy the water on what palliative care actually is.


Cancer centers and oncologists make a great deal of money from palliative care. However, the way palliative care is presented makes it sound like it is all benefit and not cost. In this article, we discuss these costs.

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