You do not have to stop your treatment if you start palliative care. It’s never too early to start receiving palliative care. You can be at any stage of illness and receive palliative care. It can work along with your usual treatments.
Palliative care is a type of medical care. It aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by a serious illness. This includes both the patient and their loved ones. Studies show that starting palliative care early in illness has many benefits. These include a better quality of life and mood for both patients and loved ones. Quality of life can be about feeling more fulfilled or satisfied. It can also include being able to do and enjoy the activities you love.
Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor about palliative care. It is never too early or late to start. You can also find help in your area at www.getpalliativecare.org.
Get the benefits of adding palliative care to your usual treatments!