"Palliative care helped me get through my cancer."
- Tennessee volunteer Michael Holtz
Most Americans and even many doctors have it wrong. Palliative care is not just about end of life care.
Palliative care services support patients from the point of diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond.
Palliative care is coordinated patient care that treats the patient as well as the disease. It provides cancer patients and their caregivers an extra layer of support, making available a team of experts focused on relieving pain, managing emotional stress and other supportive services.
This care improves the quality of life of cancer patients and cancer survivors, saving lives and reducing health care costs.