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Care for Patients with Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. There are more than 100 different types of cancer, with some of the most common being breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer. The disease’s progression and methods of treatment differ by cancer type and whether or not it has spread to other areas of the body. Regardless, a cancer diagnosis is difficult for everyone involved and can stress not only the body but also the mind and emotional wellbeing.

AuthoraCare is here to help you or your loved one as you face cancer and the changes it brings to your life. We can provide support in coping with things like physical symptoms and treatment side effects so you can maintain the best possible quality of life.


Living with Cancer

Knowing the type of cancer you’re dealing with and what to expect can help you prepare for what’s ahead. Online resources like offer a wide range of information and support for patients, families and caregivers. However, when it comes to navigating the care path for the day-to-day, you can turn to AuthoraCare.

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Advanced Illness Care for Cancer

The goal of advanced illness care is to help patients and their families achieve a better quality of life by assisting with advance care planning, establishing goals of care and helping cancer patients cope with both symptoms and treatment side effects. Some cancer treatments can be extremely taxing on the body, so as care needs increase, patients or their caregivers may elect for advanced illness care while undergoing treatment. Having help managing cancer care can optimize outcomes for both the patient and their caregivers.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be a candidate for palliative care. Read more about advanced illness care here, or contact AuthoraCare’sadvanced illness care team to discuss your specific diagnosis, stage of cancer and care needs.

Hospice Care for Cancer

Hospice care helps patients coping with advanced or terminal cancer by providing care to address the mental, emotional and physical distress caused by the disease. Cancer patients who are admitted to AuthoraCare’s hospice program will receive expert in-home medical care to help them live with dignity and provide comfort and support as the disease progresses. Click here to learn more about the benefits of hospice care.

Symptoms vary greatly by the type of cancer, so it is important to evaluate each case individually, but generally, patients can begin receiving hospice care when the cancer cannot be controlled and life expectancy is no more than six months. For cancer patients, hospice care can help make the last few months, weeks or days more comfortable and of the highest quality they can be.

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“Dad had a fear of being admitted as a hospice patient knowing his life was short. Everyone that assisted my father did an excellent job and showed they cared about his illness. Thanks to everyone for the love shown to my dad and the treatment given.”

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Do you think you or your loved one living with cancer could benefit from an AuthoraCare consultation?

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