This August is a month dedicated to promoting awareness about lung cancer education, prevention, screenings, and treatment options. By observing August 1 as World Lung Cancer Day, our community aims to support patients dealing with this disease, especially those in the end stages of lung cancer.
As healthcare providers, the constant reminder to offer pain relief and comfort is one of our biggest motivations. Despite the many advances in detection and treatments, the life expectancy with stage 4 lung cancer is usually less than six months.
What does end-stage lung cancer look like?
Understanding when lung cancer patients are eligible for hospice care is key to honoring their utmost dignity. The signs and symptoms include:
Dealing with the advanced stages of lung cancer can be difficult for both patients and their loved ones. Hospice care can provide essential assistance in the form of emotional, spiritual, and physical support.
Hospice lung cancer assistance
Caring for a loved one in the final stages of lung cancer can be emotionally and physically draining for family caregivers. It usually has a long-lasting impact on them due to the challenging healthcare and financial decisions they should make. These decisions can be overwhelming, especially when end-of-life approaches.
Hospice care services can be highly beneficial for patients with a lung cancer diagnosis who no longer want to pursue a cure. These services are designed to relieve the symptoms associated with the disease, enabling patients to spend more time with their loved ones and make the desired arrangements.
At Ascend Hospice Care, our primary goal is to provide solace to patients in critical stages of their lives to create a noteworthy difference. These actions empower both patients and families to cherish every moment left with dignity amidst the company of each other in the environment of their choosing.