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:

  • 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.