It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.
Palliative care can treat symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
- Sleep difficulty
Do you are a loved one have advanced cancer, heart, lung or neurologic illness?
Do you have symptoms that burden your quality of life?
Are your activities of daily living limited by illness or its treatment?
Have you had more than two hospital visits for the same diagnosis in the last few months?
Do you need more information about communicating your wishes to your family and care providers?