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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Mercy Health provides relief for patients suffering from pain, symptoms and stresses due to a serious illness. Palliative care is a special kind of care for people who are experiencing an advanced, progressive illness. When an illness is no longer curable, palliative care provides compassion and comfort, and maintains the best possible quality of life in keeping with a patient’s wishes. The cancer care plan developed by the palliative care team will incorporate a patient’s preferences concerning testing, monitoring and treatment.

In addition to caring for physical needs, palliative care also tends to the social, emotional and spiritual aspects of cancer care. And it provides a support system to help family members and friends cope with illness. Our specialists will speak with patients and loved ones in great detail about advanced cancer treatment.

You may ask your physician about a palliative care referral.

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