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Can a palliative care team help me with practical and family support for my prostate cancer?

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Yes. You might need legal advice about wills and advanced directives.Members of your palliative care team can offer assistance directly or can tell you where to get financial and legal help. They can also tackle transportation and housing issues if you have family members visiting from out of town.

Palliative care can also help your family, friends, and caregivers manage their stress.

SOURCES:

getpalliativecare.org: "Prostate Cancer and Palliative Care."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "ASCO Recommends Palliative Care as a Part of Cancer Treatment," "Palliative Care," "Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options," "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

National Cancer Institute: "Palliative Care in Cancer."

Prostate Cancer UK: "Advanced Prostate Cancer -- Managing Symptoms."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Easing symptoms, fulfilling wishes at the end of life."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 13, 2016

SOURCES:

getpalliativecare.org: "Prostate Cancer and Palliative Care."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "ASCO Recommends Palliative Care as a Part of Cancer Treatment," "Palliative Care," "Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options," "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

National Cancer Institute: "Palliative Care in Cancer."

Prostate Cancer UK: "Advanced Prostate Cancer -- Managing Symptoms."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Easing symptoms, fulfilling wishes at the end of life."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 13, 2016

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