When additional cancer treatments offer little chance for benefit, your doctor may recommend you opt for supportive care instead. If you're receiving supportive care, your doctor may treat cancer-related symptoms to make you feel more comfortable, but you won't receive treatment aimed at stopping your cancer. Supportive care, which is also called palliative care, allows you to make the most of your life without enduring harsh treatment side effects that can negatively affect your quality of life. Practitioners who specialize in palliative care medicine are available at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and can become part of your cancer care team at any point during your cancer treatment.
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