While pain relief is important, relief of other symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and shortness of breath also may be a part of your palliative care. You might seek palliative care for emotional, social or spiritual support, rather than for your physical pain or symptoms. Care teams include experts such as physicians, nurses, social workers and a chaplain, so that you receive the full range of palliative care options during your cancer treatment.
The palliative care team can work with you to communicate what you are feeling and experiencing to your treatment team. Learn more about palliative care in this video: