Palliative Care is the practice of relieving symptoms associated with you or your loved one’s condition whileĀ  receiving active cancer treatment. Our board-certified team of palliative care providers is here to help both West Cancer Center patients and their families manage the symptoms and challenges of the illness journey at all stages of cancer. Helping you or your loved one feel better during this time is our ultimate goal, so you have the physical and mental strength to persevere.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive palliative care support?

Any of our patients that are struggling with symptoms and side-effects of cancer or its treatment, regardless of the stage of illness, are welcome! Our team is here to help you and your family face tough symptoms or tough decisions.

How do I make an appointment with a palliative care physician?

1. You or your family can request an appointment by contacting West Cancer Center at 901.683.0055.
2. Your treatment team can request an appointment for you.
3. Certain diagnoses include palliative support services in your treatment plan.

Who are some of your partners?

  • West Cancer Center Nurse Practitioners and Physicians
  • Members of the West Cancer Center Care Support Team
  • Methodist Alliance Hospice and Home Health
  • Aspire Palliative Care

What are some of the common symptoms managed by palliative care?

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss

Learn more about how to schedule an appointment or refer a patient to our oncology specialists here at West Cancer Center.