Approach and Expertise

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness —whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work together with a patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment. (capc.org)

Why Consider Palliative Care Services?

  • For relief of pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Improves quality of care
  • Studies suggest improved survival in patients with advanced cancer (e.g. Temel et al NEJM, 2010)
  • Provides support to patients and their families
  • Helps with decision making
  • Helps patients achieve a sense of control
  • Relieves burdens on family

Our Philosophy

We believe that palliative care should be introduced along with curative/disease modifying treatment as early as possible to optimize patients’ quality of life and help them live as well as they can when facing a serious illness, like cancer.