Upper GI cancers - Palliative care - Fact Sheet
Palliative care is person and family-centred care that is focused on comfort, quality of life and a patient’s total well-being when a person has an active, progressive, life-limiting or terminal illness. Palliative care is appropriate at any time during the cancer journey. People who access palliative care early tend to have improved quality of life and reduced distress due to symptoms. This fact sheet may help answer any questions you may have about palliative care.
Upper GI cancers - Questions for your oncologist - Fact Sheet
Diagnosis with cancer can be confronting and upsetting. It can become confusing and overwhelming when speaking to a number of doctors. It helps to write down a list of questions you wish to ask your oncologist. The questions listed here may help you to understand your condition and the treatments you are being offered. Answers will provide an overview of important information and actions to help ensure you are receiving the care that is best for you and will help you stay up to date with key information regarding your care.