Palliative Cancer Care

Palliative care aims to prevent or relieve the suffering of patients. It may not include treatment to heal the illness itself but receiving palliative care does not necessarily mean your condition is incurable.

A palliative care team is usually made up of doctors and nurses who specialise in symptom control. They will be able to offer you a range of ways to manage chronic pain, including a variety of drugs and procedures, physiotherapy or occupational therapy, psychological support and complementary therapy. The palliative care team will also help you to manage other side effects of your disease or treatment