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For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
In most cases, your doctor or cancer care team can offer and start palliative care services. But if palliative care is not offered or available (or for some other reason), they can refer you to a specialized palliative care provider or palliative care team.
Maybe you want to learn more, or would like to talk to more than one provider who offers palliative care. In these cases, there are organizations that keep lists to help you find a palliative care team or palliative care provider. You may also find palliative care information and referral services through the American Cancer Society by searching Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area
You will also need to contact your insurance company to check if you are eligible and to get a list of palliative care providers, teams, or centers.
The following organizations have listings of palliative care providers.
The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team
Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information on palliative care include:
Has information on palliative care for patients and home caregivers, including where to find palliative care programs in your state
City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center
Web-based clearinghouse of information and resources to help patients and families to improve the quality of pain management and palliative care
Last Revised: May 10, 2019
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