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/
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization http://www.nhpco.org/
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca/
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association http://www.chpca.net/
Cancer: palliative care. FamilyDoctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/cancer/treatment/722.html. Published June 2002. Updated September 2010. Accessed August 9, 2011.
Palliative care in cancer. National Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Support/palliative-care. Updated March 16, 2010. Accessed August 9, 2011.
- Reviewer: Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
- Review Date: 09/2011 -
- Update Date: 09/13/2011 -
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