palliative care


An approach that improves the quality of life of people with cancer and their caregivers who are facing challenges that come with a life-limiting illness. It prevents and relieves discomfort through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of physical, psychosocial and spiritual suffering. An interdisciplinary team supports people with cancer and their caregivers. This includes addressing practical needs and providing grief and bereavement counselling if needed. Palliative care offers a support system to help people live as actively as possible throughout their illness and into cancer recovery and survivorship.