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Palliative Care

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Overview and Indications

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for those patients suffering from pain or symptoms due to cancer or other serious illnesses. In addition to pain relief, palliative care can ease other symptoms including nausea, constipation, depression and anxiety, shortness of breath and fatigue.

Palliative care may be used at any stage of treatment and may be used in conjunction with curative treatments. Palliative care specialists work with you to identify your needs and offer you options that provide relief. Our team, which includes doctors, nurses and social workers, also works to support family members and caregivers.