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Palliative Care for Patients With Cancer

During your cancer treatment at Rush, your care team will focus on reducing your pain, stress and other symptoms to improve your quality of life. Palliative care does not replace other medical treatment, but is combined with it.

A 2010 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that patients with cancer who received palliative care had less depression and lived almost three months longer than those receiving standard care.

Contact Information

For a referral to a palliative care specialist, please call (312) 563-3700.