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Palliative care

Palliative care is holistic care that aims to improve the quality of life of people who are dying. Read about the range of services available.

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Radiotherapy and other cancer treatments

Radiotherapy uses radiation to damage cancer cells and stop them from reproducing. It can be used by itself or combined with other cancer treatments. Find out more by reading our partner pages.

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Community nursing

Community health nurses work with people and their families to help prevent disease, maintain health and treat any existing health problems.

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When someone dies at home

Many people prefer to die at home, in familiar surroundings. If you care for someone with a terminal condition, this article can help you prepare for the death.

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Brain tumour treatment

A brain tumours treatment depends on the tumour itself, your health and other factors. Learn more about the treatment options available for brain tumours.

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Talking about your terminal illness

Talking with your loved ones about your illness isn't always easy. Start a conversation with someone close to you by following these tips.

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Opioid medicines and pain

Some pain medicines, such as opioids, need to be taken with care. Learn about the risks and benefits of opioids, side effects and pain-relief alternatives.

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Common questions about opioid medicines and pain

Opioid medicines can help alleviate pain. But like all medicines, opioids come with risks and side effects. You should be informed about your pain medication and pain-relief options. Here are some frequently asked questions about opioids.

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Leukaemia

Leukaemia is a blood cancer that affects the formation of white blood cells. Not all types of leukaemia are curable. Learn more here.

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Coping with learning you have a terminal illness

This article provides advice on what to do if you need to talk to someone about your bad news, condition or how you are feeling.

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