UPC provides consultative expertise in palliative care. We do this service for patients at UT Medical Center and their families. We also work with as cancer patients in the outpatient clinic.
If you have a serious or possibly life-threatening illness, we can help improve your quality of life. We offer relief of physical, spiritual and psychological suffering. We work with patients in various stages of illness, whether the care focus is on recovery or comfort.
Our team will work with your doctor to help you and your family better understand your medical options and the possible outcomes. Our care team encourages you to provide greater input into your treatment decisions. We are here to guide you through difficult and complex choices. UPC will work with you to address your needs. We also provide support for your family. As part of your care team, UPC will help you identify your goals. We will also help you develop a care plan that respects your values, wishes and lifestyle.
We can help treat symptoms like:
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swallowing difficulties