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 Pain and Symptom Management Team

The Pain and Symptom Management Team see patients for whom cure is no longer the goal of care. The focus for the Pain and Symptom Team focuses on helping you to maximize your quality of life. Patients may still be receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and participating in clinical trials.

The Pain and Symptom Management Team can help patients learn ways to manage the symptoms caused by cancer and/or treatment. Symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Difficulty coping

We are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours, patients contact the on-call team for their primary oncologist who will be able to access our electronic notes and provide ongoing assistance and guidance based on the care plan already established.

If you have a pain and symptom management concern, please discuss this with your primary oncology team who can determine if a referral is appropriate. They will then be able to refer you to our team.

For general inquiries about the Pain and Symptom Management Team at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, please call Supportive Care at extension 64315.

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100