Symptom Management & Palliative Care

Helping you focus on what matters most.

The Novant Health Cancer Institute is where getting better begins. Some cancer treatments may leave you feeling exhausted, nauseous or in pain. Your comprehensive cancer care team includes our experienced symptom management specialists. We're by your side, offering numerous cancer resources to help relieve the side effects of treatment so you can do more and feel better.

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Manage your symptoms with integrative medicine, mind and body care.

Access lymphedema services

Lymphatic swelling is often a side effect of cancer treatment when lymph nodes are removed. Our specialized lymphedema clinics offer personalized treatment plans that include therapies such as:

  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Compression bandaging
  • Skin care
  • Exercise therapy

Ask your care team if you can benefit from lymphedema services and where to find them.

Pain and symptom management for your comfort

Helping you ease and eliminate pain and other symptoms that may accompany your cancer treatment is the top priority of our palliative care experts. Learn to manage your pain while identifying potential triggers so you can feel better.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for anyone living with a serious illness. Our experts focus on providing you with relief from your symptoms and the stress from your condition. The goal is to improve quality of life for both you and your loved ones.

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Meet the palliative care team.

Our specially trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists work with your other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Your palliative care is based on your individual needs, not on your prognosis. You can request care at any age or stage and also while receiving medical treatment.

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Gain Inspiration From Cancer Survivors.

Find out how other cancer patients have fought and survived cancer. Visit Heathy Headlines to read amazing and inspiring stories from some of our cancer patients. You can also sign up to access ongoing stories, along with other health and lifestyle tips.

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Specialized Heart Care for You.

The same therapies that help treat your cancer can also cause strain or harm to your heart. Whether you have an existing heart condition or develop one from cancer treatment, the Novant Health Cardio-Oncology program provides access to specialists with expertise in treating cancer-related heart issues. Our dedicated cardio-oncology specialists monitor and care for you before, during, and after your cancer treatment.