When can I receive palliative care during my cancer treatment?

When you’re a cancer patient, every day matters. To ease your symptoms and stress, you may receive palliative care, if appropriate, right from the time of your diagnosis. You also can ask your doctor or nurse for your palliative care options at any point during your treatment, since palliative care can be coupled with curative treatment.

You may want to seek palliative care to help manage your pain, to receive social and emotional support or for spiritual support. Your family and caregivers also may want to seek support from our palliative care team. The team also can help you communicate with your treatment team about your pain and other symptoms, serving as a communications bridge for you.

Learn more about the palliative care options in this video:

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