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Symptom Management

Each year, the Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers help hundreds of patients find hope and healing. Our affiliated physicians and specialists in a variety of disciplines work together to improve survival rates and quality of life for people with cancer. Through diagnosis and treatment based in extensive knowledge and experience and delivered using advanced technology, we provide exceptional, effective care.

Our symptom management team is dedicated to providing highly specialized treatment for symptoms resulting from cancer, side effects caused by treatment, and psychological, social and spiritual problems related to cancer. With extensive knowledge in cancer care, symptom management specialists work with patients to address a broad range of conditions, including:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Lack of appetite
  • Depression or grief
  • Shortness of breath

Multidisciplinary Team

Symptom management specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team to coordinate care based on an individual's specific needs. The team of experts may include oncologists, surgeons, nurses and pharmacists, in addition to specially trained support staff.

Symptom management needs are addressed upon a patient's arrival at the Cancer Center. After, the patient is referred to symptom management physicians for specialized care to improve tolerance of therapy and increase comfort during treatment.