Various specialized cancer treatment-related services are available at BC Cancer – Prince George:
*Available at University Hospital of Northern BC. For more information, call
Chemotherapy is the treatment that involves use of chemical agents (drugs) to stop cancer cells from growing. Chemotherapy can eliminate cancer cells at sites great distances from the original cancer. As a result, chemotherapy is considered a systemic treatment.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. To learn more, call the Prince George Hospice Society at 250-563-2481
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Psychiatry is a key component of care, providing clinical psychiatric services for cancer patients. Psychiatrists at BC Cancer have a special interest and expertise in working with cancer patients and their illness experience, assisting them with psychological issues, symptom management, treatment crisis and rehabilitation issues.