Palliative care can begin with a new diagnosis and treatment for a potentially life-limiting illness. It is medically focused on relieve of pain, symptoms, and stress of a serious illness or treatment side effects. It is also focused on the patient and families psychological, social and spiritual choices.
Our goal is to supplement the care provided by the patient’s physician and primary treatment team. We want to help people live comfortably and to provide the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Our oncology clinicians are chemo-certified and experts in the field.
Palliative Care can incorporate:
- Relief of symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, numbness and problems with sleep due to illness or treatment
- Patient and family support regarding diagnosed illness and treatment choices, advanced care planning and guidance to other community resources