NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,489 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (HOS-pis)
A program that gives special care to people who are near the end of life and have stopped treatment to cure or control their disease. Hospice offers physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support for patients and their families. The main goal of hospice care is to control pain and other symptoms of illness so patients can be as comfortable and alert as possible. It is usually given at home, but may also be given in a hospice center, hospital, or nursing home.