Palliative Care for Cancer
What Is Palliative Care?
- Ease pain and other symptoms
- Improve emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being
- Offer support to family and friends of the person with cancer
The Parts of Palliative Care
Where Do I Get Palliative Care?
Center to Advance Palliative Care http://www.getpalliativecare.org
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association http://www.chpca.net
Cancer: palliative care. American Academy of Family Physicians' FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/cancer/treatment/palliative-care.html. Updated September 2010. Accessed October 17, 2013.
Palliative care in cancer. National Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Support/palliative-care. Updated March 16, 2010. Accessed October 17, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 10/2013 -
- Update Date: 10/17/2013 -
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