Palliative Care involves symptom control as well as social, spiritual and psychological support. It’s provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other professionals, such as nutritionists or social workers, who work together to provide support. Palliative care improves quality of life and is an integral part of metastatic bladder cancer management. You’ll be provided supportive and palliative care throughout your cancer journey.
This type of care treats pain, depression, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, anxiety and any other symptoms that may be causing you distress.
Palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment and may even begin at the time of diagnosis. It can be provided by your regular doctors and health care team or a specific palliative care team.