Cancer and 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:
- MRPCN Palliative Nurse Practitioner
- Registered Nurse
- Homecare Staff
- Mental Health Staff
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
- Cancer Support Group(s)
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.