Tag: quality of life

Cancer Updates, Research & Education

Palliative Care Just as Important as Treating Ovarian Cancer Itself

May 4, 2018  /  By Kristie L. Kahl

Living well with serious illness: Beth’s appendix cancer story

May 1, 2018

For many years, Beth, 55, of Baltimore couldn’t shake the nickname her sister and friends gave her.

“They called me Balloon Hand Beth because whenever someone needed something, my hand would float up to volunteer,” says Beth.

Beth has always been very active and willing to pitch in. In her professional life, she has worked tirelessly to improve her city’s environment one planted tree at a time as the Director of the Office of Sustainability in Baltimore. Most days, if she’s not helping out a relative or preparing to host a family holiday party, she can be found in her garden, meticulously growing her own food.      … Read More

Treating pain and breathing challenges: Matt’s palliative care story

March 4, 2018

Matt is about to start another abstract painting. With classic rock music blasting in the background, he holds the brush between his lips, steadies his neck and presses the brush against the canvas.

A few months ago, Matt, 38, wouldn’t have believed you if you told him he’d be painting again. Fourteen years ago, a severe car accident left him paralyzed from the upper chest down. While his diaphragm wasn’t paralyzed in the accident, it was weakened significantly, which has caused Matt to have breathing problems that have grown progressively worse over time. Those issues coupled with severe nerve pain and the emotional stress of dealing with the traumatic events of the accident have been a daily struggle.

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The ASCO Post

Early integrated palliative care improves patient coping strategies, quality of life, and symptoms of depression

November 26, 2017  /  By Chase Doyle

Webinar On-Demand: How to Manage Nerve Pain and Improve your Quality of Life

Watch and listen on-demand here

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Featured Presenter:
Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA

Webinar Description:
Whether your nerve pain is related to cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, other serious illnesses, or an injury, it can take a toll on you. Symptoms may include burning, tingling, sharp or stabbing pain, or a combination of these sensations. Sometimes the pain is there all the time, sometimes it comes and goes. It can even cause depression and anxiety.

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Palliative care can help you set goals

May 1, 2017

We all have those things we love doing. Whether it’s spending time with loved ones, hobbies like cooking or dancing, or taking trips to new places. These are the things that define who we are and bring us joy. When you’re facing a serious illness and dealing with pain or anxiety as a result, doing the things you love to do can be much more challenging.

That’s where palliative care comes in. … Read More

Palliative care can help you right at diagnosis

February 13, 2017

If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with a serious illness—like cancer, heart disease, dementia, ALS or others—palliative care can help you right away. … Read More

Palliative care can help you say goodbye to nausea

January 18, 2017

If you have, or someone you love has, a serious illness, then you know how draining nausea can be. It makes you tired, uncomfortable and upset. Palliative care can help. … Read More

When should your doctor refer you to palliative care?

December 21, 2016

If you or a loved one are living with a serious illness, you should know whether palliative care is right for you. The first step is typically through the doctor who treats your illness. But not all doctors are clear on the definition of palliative care. … Read More

Is pain affecting your quality of life? Palliative care can help.

November 30, 2016

If you have a serious illness, coping with pain can be a big part of your daily struggle. You are not alone. Many patients with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease or kidney failure have pain that isn’t properly treated. Learn how palliative care can help. … Read More