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Palliative Care


Palliative Care is a specialised approach that prioritises the quality of life for individuals facing serious illnesses. Unlike curative treatments, palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress associated with the illness, regardless of the stage or prognosis.

What does this mean for you as a Cancercare patient?

At Cancercare palliative care is a holistic journey, addressing not only physical symptoms but also the emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of suffering. It serves as a guiding light for individuals and their families, fostering open communication and shared decision-making to ensure that care aligns with personal values and goals.

This form of care is not limited by age or stage of illness; it is a supportive companion from the point of diagnosis, offering comfort and assistance throughout the trajectory of the illness. Palliative care teams collaborate with primary care providers to create a tailored plan that respects individual preferences, providing relief from pain, discomfort, and the burdens associated with treatment.

Ultimately, palliative care is about enhancing the overall well-being of individuals and their loved ones, affirming that every moment matters. It is a philosophy that Cancercare embraces with a firm belief in the dignity, compassion, and a commitment to improving the patient journey through illness, recognising that healing goes beyond curing.

The palliative care team encompasses Oncologists, Medical Officers and Oncology Social Workers, that help families and patients through this difficult time.