When is it time for palliative care?

Living with advanced, serious illness is difficult and overwhelming. You may be feeling fear or anxiety if you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with an illness, such as cancer, heart failure, COPD or emphysema, progressive neurological disorders, dementia, debility, etc.

Palliative care is effective when received concurrently with treatment, especially if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Bone, muscle, nerve, tissue or tumor pain
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Other debilitating symptoms

Learn more about how palliative care works with your doctors and supports you as you receive treatment for serious illness.