Delta Medix Patient General Information

Cancer Supportive Care Services

Symptom Management Service

The Symptom Management Service is a consultation service offered to improve the quality of life and care of patients at The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care. Patients can be referred to the Service by their cancer doctor or surgeon. Patients will be seen by one or more of the members of the Symptom Management Service interdisciplinary team. The SMS Team provides treatment and counseling for both physical and emotional symptoms caused as a result of cancer.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is both a philosophy of care and an organized, highly structured system for delivering care to persons with life threatening or debilitating illness. Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that focuses upon effective management of pain and other distressing symptoms, while incorporating psychosocial and spiritual care according to patient/family needs, values, beliefs, and culture(s). The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of the stage of the disease or the need for other therapies. Palliative care can be delivered concurrently with life-prolonging care or as the main focus of care.