palliative care

Palliative care in Cancer

Palliative care focuses on the patient’s overall well-being rather than just a treatment for disease. Palliative care seeks to improve quality of life by focusing on a person’s physical, emotional, spiritual and existential needs. Palliative care treats the patient, not just the disease.

Our palliative care unit is lead by Dr Bikash Anand, who is the first and only doctor in Nepal with MD degree in Palliative Medicine.

Palliative treatment options

The aim of palliative treatment is to relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life

Pain Control

Morphine and other effective pain medicines are used  for comfort and pain-free life. 


Helps in the tumor that has spread to bones, brain or if there is pain & bleeding. Reduce pain and complication.

Drug therapies 

Some drugs reduce cancer growth and relieve symptoms of cancer. Drug therapies include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. 

Every year, about 40 million people need palliative care. But only 14% of them actually receive it. Many of those in need live in low- and middle-income countries.

Overview of Palliative Care.

Palliative care is a treatment that involves care of the whole person and the provision of pain management to improve the quality of life of patients and families who are facing challenges associated with life-threatening illness, whether physical, psychological, social or spiritual. Palliative care can be delivered in any setting be it hospitals, palliative care units as well as community settings.
Palliative care is a holistic approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with serious illnesses, whether physical, psychological, social or spiritual. Palliative care teams are comprised of a variety of professionals who work together to ensure that the palliative care patient receives all the support they need.

Essential practice in palliative care medicine.

  • Identify and releive Pain.
  • Manage other distressing symptoms - anxiety, appetite loss, breathlessness, constipation, delirium, depression, diarrhoea, fatigue, nausea, pain and respiratory tract secretions.
  • Adressing psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and delirium
  • Caring for families and caregivers

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