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Palliative Care Center 

Palliative care is a type of medical treatment that aims to provide relief from both physical pain and anxiety about illness.

Are you putting up with pain?
Is your lethargy getting worse?
Have you been dealing with nausea?
Have you had trouble breathing?
Do you sleep well at night?
Have you been feeling depressed?
Have you lost your appetite?
Have you been feeling anxious?

Palliative care is a form of care that provides relief from the various painful symptoms associated with cancer.
It is not limited to patients with advanced cancer — it should be provided as needed, starting as soon as cancer is detected.
If you are experiencing difficulties or concerns due to your cancer diagnosis, or during cancer treatment, please do not hesitate to talk with your primary doctor or with our staff.
The specialists on our palliative care team are here to help however they can, to provide relief from the pain and difficulties of cancer.

Supporting Patients as a Team

Our palliative care team includes not only doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, but also physical therapists, nutritionists, medical social workers, and other specialists.
This team works in cooperation with primary doctors and nurses in charge, striving to address the physical and mental/emotional difficulties that interfere with patients’ everyday lives, to provide support for not only patients, but also their families, to offer both comfort and peace of mind.


Consultations with the Palliative Care Team

Consult with Your Doctor or Nurse —Hospitalized Patients and Their Families

Consult with the doctor or nurse in charge at the ward.
Our palliative care team does weekly bedside ward visits to listen to what patients have to say, before working with the primary doctors and nurses in the ward to determine the best course of action.

Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic Visits — Outpatients

The Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic is for outpatients who would like to discuss physical symptoms such as pain, mental/emotional symptoms such as anxiety about the future, and other concerns about their medical treatment.
The Outpatient Clinic is open by reservation only; to make a reservation, contact the doctor or nurse in charge where you are currently receiving medical care.

Liaison Outpatient Clinic Visits — Consultations on Psychological Problems

We provide care for the psychological stress that comes from cancer treatment.
In addition to the clinic’s primary focus on counseling, we can also provide prescriptions for drugs such as sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications.
Reception is handled through the Department of Neuropsychiatry. First, consult with the doctor or nurse in charge at the department where you are currently receiving medical care.

For consultations about cancer, call the Cancer Consultation and Support Center at (076) 434-7725.


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