Our clinicians provide culturally sensitive and compassionate palliative care to help relieve suffering and improve quality of life.
Palliative care is an element of comprehensive care that focuses on managing the symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment. Palliative care can help ease pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression. Our goal is to prevent or treat symptoms as early as possible to relieve both physical and emotional suffering. Palliative care can be given throughout your experience with cancer, from diagnosis through treatment, and if needed, toward the end of life.
Comprehensive palliative care may include:
- Medications, physical therapy and other treatments to reduce pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and insomnia
- Chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, not to cure, but to shrink tumors that are causing pain and other problems
- Support groups and counseling to address depression, anxiety and fear that patients may feel during cancer treatment
- Hospice care, which is incorporated into palliative care towards the end of life, with a focus on comfort as the primary goal