A treatment that may relieve symptoms without curing the disease.
Non-curative therapy aimed at alleviating symptoms such as pain, bleeding, spinal cord compression.
A procedure such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery that is performed to relieve or ease pain.
(PAL-ee-yuh-tiv) Treatment given to relieve the symptoms and reduce the suffering caused by cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Palliative cancer therapies are given together with other cancer treatments, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, survivorship, recurrent or advanced disease, and at the end of life.
therapy that is given to reduce the severity of advanced prostate cancer and provide symptom relief.
treatment given to provide relief from the symptoms and complications resulting from disease. It can include drugs such as analgesics for palliating pain. It is not intended to cure the disease.
treatment to relieve symptoms without attempting to cure the cause
Treatment to relieve, rather than cure, symptoms caused by cancer.
therapies to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life
A therapy that is intended to provide relief but is unlikely to cure a disease.
Treatment given to relieve symptoms caused by advanced cancer. Palliative therapy does not alter the course of a disease, but improves the quality of life.
Treatment to provide relief a palliative treatment does not alter the course of the disease but can improve patient quality of life.