At the Logan Regional Hospital Cancer Center, we use palliative care to reduce suffering, improve the quality of life and support the cancer patient during and after treatment. Palliative care is also used to help cancer patients find relief and comfort in the advanced stages of their cancer. This can be done with medication, nutrition planning, massage and exercise therapy.
There are usually several healthcare professionals involved in a palliative care team. We have palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and exercise therapists to help alleviate the pain, symptoms and anxiety associated with cancer and its treatment. Palliative care is provided to individuals who are currently seeking a cure for their cancer, as well as to those simply trying to manage pain and symptoms.
Hospice and Homecare
As cancer progresses and the patient becomes more ill, there are many symptoms and side effects of treatment that can be alleviated with hospice care. Our doctors use medicine, physical therapy and nutrition to help the patient combat physical pain.
We also have social workers and therapists who are available to help an individual and their families confront the emotional trauma they’ve been through and are about to experience. Hospice is available in our care facilities as well as in a person’s home.