MultiCare Regional Cancer Center is committed to treating the whole person, not just the disease. To add to the most advanced surgical and medical treatments, we give patients access to a wide array of integrated services.
In addition to mainstream treatment, cancer patients can take advantage of programs to help manage pain, relieve side effects, reduce stress and uplift the spirit. MultiCare offers the following integrated services:
Integrative medicine blends mainstream methods of treatment with complementary and alternative therapies. Integrative therapy is not used in place of conventional treatment, but as a part of your cancer treatment to promote well being and alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, surgery or radiation.
Learn more about integrative medicine at MultiCare.
MultiCare Home Health and Hospice Services provides assistance with managing a chronic condition, post-surgical care and providing palliative and hospice care.
Home Health is a physician-ordered service designed to enable patients to maximize their ability to function safely at home by teaching patients and their caregivers how to provide effective, appropriate care. Symptom management, medication management, mobility and home safety issues are among the many needs covered.
Hospice care is designed for individuals who are entering the last phases of a terminal illness. The goal of our program is to help you live as fully and comfortably as possible — with dignity and respect. We also support your family, friends and caregivers by answering questions, discussing concerns and offering comfort.
Learn more about our services.
The aim of palliative care is to ease suffering caused by a life-threatening or life-limiting illness or injury. It is a medical specialty with a team approach. You can get palliative care at the same time you get treatments that are meant to cure you.
Palliative medicine can:
Inpatient consultations are provided at Tacoma General Hospital at the request of the attending physician. Outpatient consultations are provided at MultiCare Regional Cancer Center locations and can be arranged by calling the clinic.
Learn more about outpatient palliative care.