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A patient has chosen to receive palliative care after his lung cancer metastasized to his bones and liver. Which of the following is most appropriate during palliative cancer care?
A)Abrupt cessation of chemotherapy immediately prior to entering palliative care
B)Aggressive chemotherapy to reduce malignant cell proliferation
C)The use of chemotherapy to reduce pain
D)The replacement of chemotherapy with complementary and alternative treatments
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Palliative chemotherapy is used in advanced cancer to prevent or treat pain and obstruction. Chemotherapy does not need to be stopped abruptly or replaced with CAM. Aggressive chemotherapy would not normally be administered in a palliative context.

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