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Palliative Medicine Clinic at Stanford Cancer Center
Palliative Care for Cancer
The Stanford Palliative Medicine Clinic at the Cancer Center provides treatment and counseling for physical and emotional needs during cancer treatment. Examples include pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, and spiritual issues. Additionally, the team can assist with documentation of an advanced directive and goals of care. Treatments offered integrate medical, psychological, social work, and spiritual approaches. Care is coordinated with cancer treatments.
Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, no matter the diagnosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of illness and can be provided alongside other therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation.
Who benefits from seeing a palliative care team?
Individuals who benefit from palliative care include those who are diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness such as cancer, heart failure, or dementia.
How would I benefit from seeing a palliative medicine team?
Research trials have shown improved quality of life, care coordination, decreased symptoms, and improved survival for those individuals who received palliative care alongside their other therapies.
How do I see a palliative medicine specialist at Stanford?
We offer services at multiple locations, including our ambulatory clinics at the Stanford Cancer Center and Hoover Pavilion. We also offer comprehensive consultative services for patients who are admitted to Stanford Hospital.
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Other patient resources
Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
Please note, though this form is from Stanford Health Care, it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.