Pain and Palliative Care

Pain and Palliative care

Pain and palliation is an inevitable part of cancer management and significantly affects the patient's quality of life. At Cytecare, we understand Cancer is accompanied by a lot of symptoms and physiological changes in the body, that cause acute discomfort to patients, right from the onset of the disease through the management of it.

It is important that a patient is able to maintain a good quality of life throughout the treatment trajectory, hence pain and palliative care is an integral part of our holistic treatment approach at Cytecare. The Palliative Medicine Team at Cytecare incorporates the principles of palliative care into the treatment of all patients with cancer from the time of diagnosis, not only in the setting of advanced or terminal disease, but work alongside the oncologists and their multidisciplinary team who are treating the cancer, seeking to ease distress while remaining mindful of patient and family needs, values, beliefs, and culture.

Palliative care begins with cancer diagnosis and continues throughout treatment, follow-up care and post-treatment management.

Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated specifically to treating pain in cancer patients and involves interventional/anaesthesia pain management, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry and behavioral science, integrative medicine, social work, pharmacy, wound care, radiation oncology, and neurology. It also offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible and also helping the family cope during the illness.

We are committed to help patients achieve the best quality of care possible by alleviating suffering and improving quality of life for patients throughout the course of their cancer treatment.


  • Pain Management
  • Constant pain monitoring
  • Symptom control for
    • Breathlessness
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue
  • Clinical Treatments/ Interventional Procedures
    • Interventional Pain Management
    • Cancer Pain Relief with Minimally invasive Pain Interventions
  • Spiritual well-being and support
  • Physical & occupational therapy
  • Pain care at home
  • Complications that arise due to treatment such as
    • Anaemia management
    • Mouth ulcers
    • Lymphedema (swelling of limbs)
    • Colostomy care
    • Constipation
    • Skin toxicity
    • Wounds management
    • Sleep issues & insomnia

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"I have found all the staff so far at Cytecare Cancer Hospitals are courteous.Dr. Poovamma was the cancer doctor who did my surgery. I thank her for her excellent care, patience, responsiveness and treatment. All the nurses, coordinators I have met were also responsive and caring. Everything is well organized and planned. My experience at this Cancer Hospitals in bangalore has been all good. Thank you all."

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“My aunt underwent cancer treatment at Cytecare Cancer Hospitals. I must say the cleanliness and taking care of patients was a priority. Mr Morris responded well. Really it's an excellent cancer hospital in bangalore. Cancer doctors, nurses and housekeeping department were good. Especially, I respect Mr Morris's response on time.”


"Very kind and helpful staff and doctors. The hospitality of Cytecare Cancer Hospital is excellent and all the services are provided in an effective manner. The response from all the departments is good. My uncle underwent cancer surgery and he is responding well with chemotherapy too. We expect a good outcome by the end"

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"The first experience with this cancer hospital has been very good, the staff are very friendly, very attentive and ready to sort out the queries and cooperative, Doctors are polite and explain the problem very well, and make us understand about the complexity in simple language. I can say; it’s one of the best cancer hospitals in Bangalore. The hospital is very clean and housekeeping guys are very active and immediately clean up the place wherever they find it’s dirty."

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"The staff and doctors maintain a good ambiance. Recommended for any kind of cancer treatment. The doctors will assist you clearly further."