The Role of Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Pain, Palliative Care and at the End of Life
Often, pain from cancer can be severe, and not easily controlled. By talking with the pain management specialist and the palliative care team, it’s possible to manage pain effectively.
Palliative care is a type of care that focuses on relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life for people with serious illnesses. It can be combined with other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
End-of-life care is focused on comfort and quality of life during the final stages of an incurable illness. It does not mean to cure the patient, but rather to make them as comfortable as possible.
It is crucial to consult with your doctor about what type of care is required for the patient suffering from cancer pain.