Palliative Care

Saying I Love You, and Having No Regrets
Palliative CareCOVID-19 & Cancer
As a palliative care nurse, Amy Velasquez knows what it means to take care of patients and their families dealing with real pain and suffering. Here, Amy unravels her experience caring for her mom, who tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2020.
The Truth About Palliative Care
Palliative Care
An intimate discussion about what palliative care is, what is isn’t, and why it’s valuable to breast cancer patients.
When Might You Want to Engage with Palliative Care?
Breast CancerPalliative Care
For patients with metastatic breast cancer, “Involving palliative care as an active member of your oncology team early on is one of the smartest things you can do,” says national expert and breast cancer survivor Lillie Shockney.
Educated Love
Palliative Care
When some people envision palliative care, they see someone dying or having a dreadful chronic disease who is slowly dying. In actuality, we all die from something. In the past 4 years, I have learned what palliative care means to me. 
Reframing Hope: Palliative Care, Hospice Care, and End-of-Life Decisions
Palliative CareHospice Care
We all hope for a cure and for the best possible outcome. However, there may be a time when cure is no longer possible, and the goal then shifts to treating symptoms and controlling the cancer.
Palliative Care Is not a “4-Letter Word”
From Your NavigatorPalliative CareSurvivorship
Early identification of the unwanted symptoms of cancer and of treatment helps to improve the quality of life of patients and increase their trust in the healthcare system.

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