Which patients with stage IV non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) should be considered for palliative care?

Updated: Jul 15, 2021
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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Patients with ECOG/Zubrod performance scores greater than 2 should be considered for palliative care, focused on symptom control. These patients should be recommended for enrollment in hospice care programs.


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