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Cancer & Palliative Care

​What is Cancer Care?

Providing care and support for patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a special kind of care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life and dying for those diagnosed with progressive, incurable illness.

What the Program Provides:

  • Improved access to essential services in a timely manner.

  • Compassionate care and support from our multi-disciplinary team.

  • Improved quality of life with pain and symptom management.

  • Guidance with advanced care planning for the future.

  • Psychological, social and spiritual support.

  • Hope and encouragement.

  • Assistance to bridge any gaps or barriers experienced in the healthcare system.


Depending on an individual`s needs, the following healthcare professionals may be a member of the Cancer & Palliative Care Team working with individuals:

  • Physician

  • MRPCN Palliative Nurse Practitioner

  • Registered Nurse

  • Pharmacist

  • Dietitian

  • Homecare Staff

  • Mental Health Staff

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Social Worker

  • Cancer Support Group(s)

  • Volunteers

When is the Right Time for Cancer and Palliative Care?

Cancer & Palliative Care may be received at all stages of the illness. It is best introduced early in care and can be received at the same time as active treatments.