CAPC has released the seventh episode of its groundbreaking new podcast series “A Quality Life,” featuring real-life stories from the perspectives of seriously-ill patients who are benefiting from palliative care. This series shines light on a wide variety of disease-types including ovarian, colorectal and breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, lupus, congestive heart failure and many more.
In this episode, we hear from Valerie Wallace, a young, vibrant mother and wife who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2013. After her cancer spread to her liver, she learned she was not a good candidate for liver surgery. Frustrated and determined to fight, she turned to palliative care. Valerie shares how palliative care focused on her goals of care and helped improve her quality of life in this engaging exploration of how palliative care works with curative treatment.