Support Services

Support services

Many aspects of life may be touched or altered as a result of cancer and its treatments. At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, we have a team of providers ready to help you handle any changes that come your way. Let us help you create a support plan to meet your needs.

Palliative Medicine

The goal of Palliative medicine is to help you and your family with the physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues of cancer and cancer treatment. We want to help you be as comfortable as possible and have the best quality of life at every stage of your illness.

We can provide:

  • Expert treatment of symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea, trouble sleeping, appetite loss and constipation.
  • Help making difficult decisions or understanding your condition or prognosis.
  • Emotional and practical support for patients and caregivers.
  • Meet our palliative medicine team

    Our Holistic Approach to Care

    Everyone has different needs throughout their cancer treatment and recovery. Whether you need support from a social worker, help returning to work after treatment or a place to share your experience as a caregiver, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has a service for you.