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Palliative Care/Supportive Care

American Cancer Society:  Palliative Care - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. 

American Thoracic Society: Oxygen Therapy - This patient education handout will give you an overview of oxygen therapy.

ASCO Answers: Palliative Care, A Guide to Coping with Side Efects for People with Cancer and Their Families from the American Society of Clinical Oncology - This is a comprehensive printable booklet.
Also in Spanish.

Aspire Drainage System - Here you will learn about the Aspire pleural drainage catheter and how it help relieve pain and difficulty breathing by removing extra fluid from your chest.

Cancer.Net: What is Palliative Care - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
Also in Spanish.

Get Palliative Care - This website provides clear, comprehensive palliative care information for people living with a serious illness.

MedlinePlus: Palliative Care - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

MedlinePlus: What is Palliative Care - This patient handout will describe how palliative care can help people with serious illnesses. Also in Spanish.
Additional patient handouts on palliative care include:

National Cancer Institute: Palliative Care in Cancer - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.  This fact sheet will provide an overview of the topic.
Also in Spanish.

 

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

AARP: Using Oxygen - This video shows you how to help your family member or friend use oxygen equipment and get the important benefits oxygen provides.

Aspire Drainage System: Videos - You will learn all about the Aspire pleural drainage catheter and how it help relieve pain and difficulty breathing by removing extra fluid from your chest.

Cancer.Net: What is Palliative Care? - This patient education video offers an introduction to palliative care, which provides support and relief to any person from the symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment, regardless of age or type and stage of disease.

Get Palliative Care: You are a Bridge - Short video that describes palliative care.

 

February 2021