Having a serious illness can be hard on both you and your family. Palliative (Pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is a service that may be able to help. Palliative care is for anyone with a serious illness.
The service can be added to treatments that attempt to cure or prolong life and can help you decide what treatment plan is best for you. There is no need or requirement to stop treatment of any kind.
The goal of palliative care is to help you live as well as possible. The palliative care team works along with your doctor and other members of your care team to access resources and personalize the care provided to you.