Understanding Palliative and End-of-Life Care

In this Patient Power program sponsored by AACR, host Andrew Schorr chats with Dr. Thomas Smith of Johns Hopkins Medicine about palliative care, addressing difficult issues, and understanding your options as a patient. According to Dr. Smith, "palliative care is a specialized branch of medicine to work alongside your usual care to enhance your quality of life, reduce stress and symptoms, and to help you and your caregivers cope—no matter what the illness." Dr. Thomas Smith is a cancer survivor, medical oncologist and a palliative care specialist.