Managing symptoms of advanced cancer

People experience many different symptoms when they have advanced cancer. Common symptoms include pain, nausea, loss of appetite, tiredness and breathlessness.

While it may not be possible to control all symptoms, our suggestions will aim to make you as comfortable as possible. As the disease progresses, these symptoms can vary in intensity and frequency, placing different limitations on your body.

The relief of symptoms is one of the aims of the palliative care team. Contact them to work out what you need and discuss suitable options.

Learn more about these symptoms and how to cope with them:


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