Careity Children’s Cancer Fund & Pediatric Palliative Care
The Pediatric Oncologists who we work with are proud of the advancements that have been made in the past few decades to dramatically improve cure rates for kids with cancer. These improvements are the result of many years of research into the causes for cancer and searches for the best treatments, together with the willingness of brave little patients to participate in treatment studies.
The goal is to cure patients by eliminating the cancer, allowing children to lead a long and full life. Fortunately many children and adolescents who develop cancer will be cured, and these rates continue to increase.
Pediatric Palliative Care is primarily directed at providing relief to children with life-threatening illnesses through symptom management and pain management. The goal is not to cure, but to provide comfort and maintain the highest possible quality of life for as long as life remains.
Well-rounded palliative care programs also address mental health and spiritual needs. The focus is not on end of life, but on compassionate specialized care for the living. Palliative care provides support for the whole person and those who are sharing the person’s journey in love.