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    Does treatment that is meant to cure me stop when palliative care begins?

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  • PCA is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of those who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life … View Profile

    Palliative care is appropriate even in the early stages of an illness when someone is having active treatment. It is about supporting people to live well while they manage their illness. Treatment aimed at curing illness can often be continued. The focus of care is maintaining quality of life and meeting the needs of the person, their family and carers.

    For more information, Palliative Care Australia produces a number of information brochures for consumers available from our website, including .pdf]Asking Questions Can Help.

    Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life. PCA works to raise awareness of palliative and end of life care, improve the understanding and availability of services across Australia, and encourage discussion to support improved knowledge networks.

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