Palliative Care

Outpatient Palliative Care Services

Supportive Care Outpatient Oncology Clinic

In February 2013, our Comprehensive Cancer Center made a major commitment to integrate palliative care into outpatient cancer therapy. This enables cancer patients who receive treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation to see a palliative medicine practitioner at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Patients do not need to be "end-stage" to receive or benefit from palliative care. Specific goals are to alleviate spiritual, physical and emotional suffering. Palliative care can relieve common treatment side effects, such as fatigue and neuropathy (nerve pain), which can interfere with everyday functioning. It also can address emotional issues, such as the loss of identity that can come from not being able to work full-time or be physically active. 

Our goal is to provide a safe haven for patients and their families to express emotions and discuss issues they are dealing with in the face of illness. Numerous recent studies have shown that the addition of palliative care to usual cancer care reduces symptoms and improves survival. 

If you would like to be seen in our outpatient supportive care oncology clinic, please have your doctor call 336-713-5440 to set up an appointment.

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