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Palliative & Supportive Oncology

Patients with a complex, life-threatening illness often have unrelieved cancer symptoms and significant physical difficulties during their illness. Specially trained staff in the Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center coordinate the complex medical care for patients as they face the physical and psychological challenges associated with their illness and the pain related to cancer symptoms.

“Palliative care is the active, total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment.” – World Health Organization

About Palliative Medicine
When the need for a healing touch continues even after a cure is no longer possible.
About the Department
Working to enhance the quality of life for patients with advanced disease.
Hospice of Cleveland Clinic
Care when curative cancer treatments are no longer beneficial.

Cancer Answers & Appointments

Speak with a cancer nurse specialist for appointment assistance and for answers to your questions about cancer locally at 216.444.7923 or toll-free 1.866.223.8100.

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET).


Resources for medical professionals

  • Outpatient appointment referrals: 216.444.7923 or 866.223.8100
  • Inpatient hospital transfers: 800.553.5056
  • Referring Physician Concierge: 216.444.6196 or 216.312.4910.

Clinical Trials

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