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Multidisciplinary care: Preparing patients for treatment and beyond

Multidisciplinary care: Preparing patients for treatment and beyond

A multidisciplinary approach is central to Wilmot’s philosophy and part of what differentiates Wilmot from other providers in upstate New York. But multidisciplinary care is much more than just having a large team that works well together. It’s about scientific interaction, looking at the pros and cons of treatment decisions from all angles, holding each other to the highest standards possible, and considering the patient’s goals and preferences – particularly in cases where the cancer is very rare or very complex.

More than medicine: Palliative care helps patients undergoing cancer treatment

More than medicine: Palliative care helps patients undergoing cancer treatment

Sometimes confused with hospice, palliative care focuses on alleviating the pain and symptoms — such as nausea and shortness of breath — that can come with a serious illness like cancer and its treatment. But unlike hospice, it can accompany any and all desired medical treatment of one’s cancer or other conditions. It’s about helping patients and their families to live better while they’re undergoing treatment.