Topical issues of palliative care for cancer patients

Department of Oncology, Radiation Diagnostics and Therapy and Radiation Medicine

Responsible for implementation: Oksana S. Hotsko, MD, PhD

Palliative care is a comprehensive, qualified medical care for the incurable
patient and his or her family members at the stage of uncontrolled progression of the disease.
Palliative care is provided to incurable cancer patients as well as incurable
patients affected by trauma or severe non-tumor pathology.
Palliative care also includes elements of medical and social rehabilitation
aimed at maintaining the maximum possible physical and spiritual activity of the patient at all stages of the disease.