Tag: the four cs


Palliative Care Helps People Living With Breast Cancer, and Their Families

July 3, 2024  /  By Alex Biese

A new article published on Cure.com discusses how palliative care offers essential support for people living with breast cancer. Palliative care addresses symptoms like pain, fatigue, and emotional distress to improve quality of life. Palliative care involves a team of health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, and social workers, who work together to provide an extra layer of support at any stage of the illness.

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About GetPalliativeCare.org

Are you or a loved one living with a serious illness? GetPalliativeCare.org is here to help.

GetPalliativeCare.org is an online resource for patients and families that focuses on providing information on palliative care from the point of diagnosis. At GetPalliativeCare.org you can read real patient stories about how palliative care has helped them, take a short quiz to see whether you or a loved one could benefit from palliative care, and more. The site is provided by the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

How Palliative Care Has Helped Debbie Who Lives with Multiple Myeloma

February 28, 2024

It’s been over 10 years since we recorded our first video with Debbie, and we are happy to report that she is doing well. In the summer of 2022, Debbie agreed to join us for another video to talk about how palliative care has helped her. … Read More

Four “C”s Can Help You Understand Palliative Care

August 11, 2023

Many people living with a serious illness miss out on getting palliative care because they don’t know about it and how it works. Palliative care is specialized medical care that treats the symptoms and stress of serious illness. Palliative care treats any serious illness, but the most common ones are cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Understanding the following four “C”s can help you and your family talk to your doctor and ask for palliative care. … Read More

A Palliative Care Doctor Answers Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

March 16, 2021

By Anthony Back, MD 

One year in since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are eager to get back to “normal,” non-quarantined life. With the roll-out of vaccines, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  … Read More

Palliative Care Helps You Live With Heart Failure

June 28, 2020

By Andrew Esch, MD

Heart failure is a serious illness that can take a toll on the quality of life of patients and their families. If you are living with heart failure, you already know that it is a serious illness in which the heart is unable to pump blood properly. Palliative care can help. … Read More

COVID-19 Answers: A Two Part Interview with Dr. Diane Meier

April 20, 2020


Everyone is worrying about what to expect and how to prepare for COVID-19. After all, we know so little and there is still no treatment. In two interviews with Dr. Diane Meier, director of CAPC (the Center to Advance Palliative Care), ARCHANGELS Co-Founder and CEO, Alexandra Drane, gets at the core of what’s waking us up at night, including how do we make decisions and how do we actually feel human instead of just medical specimens. Diane makes us feel more in control and feel better about our COVID19 worries… she clears up confusion, addresses the fears many of us have, recommends three things we can all do right now to be prepared–and she makes it not scary. We can all feel good about telling a friend to watch these videos. … Read More

Coping Strategies and Resources for Family Caregivers

August 5, 2019

By Andrew Esch, MD 

If you are caring for a loved one living with a serious illness, you are part of the largest workforce in the country. More than 43 million people – that’s almost one in seven Americans – are providing unpaid care for a chronically ill, disabled, or elderly family member or friend. Many of these caregivers are holding down a full-time job at the same time, and many are also raising children.  … Read More

The Vindicator

Houck family highlights importance of palliative care ahead of Meritage of Miracles

August 29, 2018  /  By Jessica Hardin
Cancer Updates, Research & Education

Palliative Care Just as Important as Treating Ovarian Cancer Itself

May 4, 2018  /  By Kristie L. Kahl

How to maintain comfort during chronic illness

April 8, 2018  /  By Nicole M. Clagett