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What is palliative care and how does this relate to NET? Palliative care physician Dr. Chandana Banerjee of City of Hope shares insights and tips on communication, coping, and managing grief and loss.



Chandana Banerjee, M.D., M.P.A., HMDC, is the Dean, Director and designated institutional official for Graduate Medical Education at City of Hope. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine, specializing in hospice and palliative care. She developed the City of Hope Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She also established the Cancer Pain Rotation for Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, which is now part of the core curriculum for the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Hospice & Palliative Medicine fellowship program. Dr Banerjee also developed and directed the End of Life Symposium, which was first held at City of Hope in September 2019 and was endowed by Arthur Riggs, Ph.D. She is the physician lead for Schwartz Rounds at City of Hope and serves as chair on the End of Life Option Act Subcommittee. She is also a member of the Continuing Medical Education and the Ethics and Quality of Life committees. She co-founded the City of Hope Expressions of Hope initiative in partnership with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Learn more about Dr. Banerjee and her background here.



1. What is palliative care? How is it different from hospice?

2. Who should be in palliative care? Who should not be in palliative care?

3. How does someone ask for palliative care?

4. Give an example of how palliative care can help someone living with NET.

5. What does coping with a cancer diagnosis look like? What suggestions do you have to help with coping?

6. What advice do you have for NET caregivers?

7. What insights or advice do you have to help with communication between NET patients and providers? NET patients and their loved ones?

8. What does end-of-life care planning look like? When should it begin?

9. What does the end of life look like for NET patients?

10. How can one manage grief and loss related to the cancer diagnosis?

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