Palliative care: earlier is better
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Recommend a palliative care consultation at the time of diagnosis. Early palliative care can improve quality of life, decrease depressive symptoms, and prolong life in patients with metastatic cancer. Strength of recommendation B: Based on a single well-done randomized controlled trial (RCT).
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Journal of Family Practice, 59(12) 2010: 695-698.