Palliative Care

Palliative Care

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Palliative care is a specialized medical approach that focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals facing serious illnesses, such as cancer, regardless of their prognosis. The primary goal of palliative care is to provide relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress associated with the illness, as well as to address the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

(i) Pain management.

(ii) Management of fungating wounds.

(iii) Chemo induced neuropathy.

(iv) Chronic breathlessness.

(v) Chronic diarrhoea/constipation.

(vi) Functional disability.

(vii) Bed sores.

 These are some of the issues more or less every terminal cancer patient goes through. Unfortunately only 15% of terminal cancer patients have access to proper palliative care, which if made accessible readily will make their dying days more comfortable & dignified. My aim in north bengal & sikkim is to create a palliative care unit with multi-disciplinary approach  to fulfil the unmet need in this part of the country.

Dr. Arkoprovo Halder

Dr. Arkoprovo Halder

MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology

(Kidwai Cancer Institute, Bangalore)

Medical Oncologist

10 Years of Experience