Palliative medicine focuses on managing your symptoms, controlling your pain and advance care planning. It’s appropriate at any age or stage and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Our palliative care specialists meet with you often and work with the rest of our team to help maintain a plan that improves your quality of life.
Featuring physicians in the UCSF Fellowship Program, our team also includes nurses, social workers and others who add that extra layer of patient support.
We can help you manage difficult symptoms like:

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Constipation

  • Loss of appetite

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Breathing problems

  • Depression

We also help with:

  • Emotional support

  • Decision making

  • Planning for the future

  • Family member support

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