Palliative medicine is not curative treatment
as it does not focus on prolonging life.
Patients who are unable to obtain curative treatment
are at high risk for anxiety, illness uncertainty (the inability to determine the meaning of illness-related events), and depression, regardless of fibrosis stage.
However, in the absence of curative treatment
, an important aspect of illness management is information and support to enable sufferers to make informed choices.
Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed late when it is too advanced for surgery, the only potential curative treatment
Pancreatic cancer is often dubbed the 'silent killer' as a tumour does not usually cause any symptoms, which can make it difficult to diagnose early enough for curative treatment
Chairing a meeting at CADD, he said they cannot delay this project anymore as bone marrow transplant is one of the essential modalities and in some cases, the only curative treatment
for blood diseases, including thalassaemia and leukaemia.
This is a huge, untapped market, not just for therapeutic medical tourism like Ayurveda, but also for curative treatment
," he said.
40% of all curative treatment
involves radiotherapy and these new techniques maximise the chance of successful treatment whilst reducing the risks of side effects.
In all 5 cases, we were able to successfully perform curative treatment
via endoscopic sinus surgery.
However, once heart failure develops the only curative treatment
is heart transplantation.
Experts said, delays in the curative treatment
also add to the escalating deaths as it gives rise to the late detection of the disease among the patients.
Despite having a very high relapse rate, the UK does not offer further curative treatment
should a child relapse.