Sometimes when I recommend a Palliative Care consultation to my patients, they seem hurt and surprised, as if I’m giving up on them. Quite the opposite, I want them to have the best quality of life possible for the amount of time they have left. While chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery can cure many cancers, there often comes a time when supportive care is the most life-saving treatment. Doctor’s know this, and this NYT article shows the importance of Palliative Care for any cancer patient and their family.
Dr. Norleena Gullett is a Radiation Oncologist at Erlanger Cancer Institute in Chattanooga, TN. In addition to her medical expertise, she strives to offer emotional, psychological, and spiritual support in her care for her patients. She prides herself on treating you, the whole person, with the best care possible.