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Our palliative care experts are here for you during the entire cancer care process. Our goal is to help you live your best quality of life throughout your diagnosis and treatment.
The palliative care team emphasizes patient-centered care. You and your loved ones have many decisions to make. At Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, conversations about your diagnosis and treatment options happen with you, not for you.
Our palliative care team at Vanderbilt-Ingram gets to know you and what makes you unique. We work with your healthcare providers to develop a plan tailored to meet your needs, whether in the hospital or at home.
Our palliative care team provides:
Palliative care is a medical specialty that helps people facing a serious illness live their best quality of life. Ideally, we get to know our patients at diagnosis. We work along with the cancer specialists to treat distressing symptoms, communicate about your care and support you throughout the treatment process. We want you to feel your best during your cancer treatment.
Common topics that palliative care can address include:
Learn more about Vanderbilt Palliative Care, including our care team and the palliative care services we provide.