Supportive Care in Oncology
Care given to expand the quality of life of patients who have a serious or severe disease. The goal of supportive care is to prevent or treat as early as possible the symptoms of a disease, side effects caused by treatment of a disease, and psychological, social, and spiritual problems related to a disease or its treatment. Also called comfort care, palliative care and symptom management. The Supportive Care Centre accepts patients of all cancer diagnoses, at any point within their disease and/or treatment process. It’s involves in care of physical or emotional symptoms, improving function and reducing disability.