Palliative Care for Cancer

Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute’s Optimizing Advanced Complex Illness Support (OACIS) program makes your cancer care journey a little easier. Our palliative care doctors and specially trained nurses work with you and your family so that you receive the services that best meet your personal preferences.

Palliative care, or OACIS Supportive Care, can make your cancer care journey a little easier.

Our team members work with you and your family so that you receive the care that best meets your personal preferences.

Palliative care provides support for people with serious medical conditions, such as cancer. Our interdisciplinary team, including physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) and social workers can help:

  • Understand your illness and treatment options
  • Monitor disease progression
  • Manage complex symptoms
  • Discuss goals of care to support patient wishes
  • Support advance care planning
  • Design care with your oncologist and primary care provider
  • Provide psychosocial support

Palliative care can be offered in the hospital setting, be office-based or offered at home. Our dedicated palliative care team will incorporate your goals and values in your care plan. We provide an extra layer of support to meet your needs while you receive cancer care.

Patients and family members should speak with their provider to request a referral.  For further assistance you can also talk to a member of your cancer care team, including a nurse navigators.

Administrative Office, 3435 Winchester Road, Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18104

Phone: 610-402-0100

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