An important part of cancer care at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center is addressing the needs of the patient as a whole person. Beyond the best medical interventions, this often means addressing the emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social needs of patients and their loved ones.
Patients undergoing cancer treatment at UMGCC have access to our dedicated team of palliative care specialists. These specially trained professionals are available to assist the medical team in meeting the complex needs of seriously ill patients and their families. Expert control of pain and symptoms and practical support for patient and family is integrated into every stage of illness, along with all other appropriate medical treatments. The goal of palliative care is comfort, and it can take many forms.
If you are interested in speaking with someone on the UMGCC palliative care team, or would like more information about our services, please call 410-328-6700.