Our board-certified palliative care team is here to relieve symptoms associated with your condition while receiving active treatment. Helping you manage the symptoms and challenges of your illness journey, at all stages of cancer, is what we do at West Cancer Center & Research Institute. Our ultimate goal is to help you feel better  so you can have the physical and mental strength to persevere.

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 are face tough symptoms or tough decisions.

How Do I Make an Appointment with a Palliative Care Provider?

  1. You or your family can request an appointment by contacting  901.683.0055.
  2. Your treatment team can request an appointment for you.

What Are Some Symptoms Managed By Palliative Care?

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

Palliative Care on ABC24 – Local Memphis:

Palliative Care gets involved in a patient’s cancer journey for 1 of 2 reasons: 1. Tough symptoms, or 2. Tough decisions


Palliative care doesn’t always mean “end of life care.” If a patient has difficult symptoms such as nausea or pain, or if there is a difficult decision to be made about what treatment is most helpful for the patient, our West network offers palliative care to address these barriers to ease the cancer journey and promote quality of life.


In this video, Dr. Clay Jackson joins Sydney Neely on ABC24 Memphis‘ “The Shortcut” to talk about the important role palliative care plays in a patient’s cancer journey, and why our West Cancer Center network offers this multidisciplinary approach to care!

Our Team

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