Empowering patients: integrating palliative care in gynecologic cancer treatment


  • Sumedha Gupta Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Dheer Singh Kalwaniya Department of Surgery, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India




Pain, Malignant bowel obstruction, Nausea and vomiting, Dyspnea, Bone


Cervical cancer severely impacts women's health, especially in low- and middle-income nations. Patients experience significant symptoms at every stage of this cancer course, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Palliative care (PC) integration becomes crucial, even if oncological therapies have historically focused on disease-centric methods. PC is a multifaceted field that addresses end-of-life care as well as psychological, social, and spiritual issues in addition to physical illnesses. To improve patient satisfaction, treatment adherence, and overall quality of life, early PC initiation within the context of multimodality care is essential. Advanced patients require heightened PC and a smooth transfer to hospice care as they approach terminal disease. This emphasises how crucial it is for oncology and PC teams to work together to provide comprehensive cervical cancer management. Healthcare practitioners can improve results and maintain the overall health of women affected by this condition through combined efforts. This review article emphasises the importance of early PC integration and collaboration in the cervical cancer management continuum to offer comprehensive care and enhance patient outcomes.


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