Palliative Care is the practice of relieving symptoms associated with a patient’s condition while the patient is receiving active treatment. Our board-certified team of palliative care providers is here to help West Cancer Center & Research Institute patients and their families manage the symptoms and challenges of the illness journey at all stages of cancer. Helping you feel better during this time is our ultimate goal, so you 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 of the Common Symptoms Managed by Palliative Care?

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

Our Team

Allen Ardestani, MD, PhD

Radiologist

Anita Arnold, MD, FACP

Oncological Internist

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