At VCU Massey Cancer Center, we make every effort to provide the highest quality of palliative care and support. Here are just a few of the many responses we have received from patients or their families.
“Thank you for the wonderful care you gave me. I’ve been home for 21 days and getting stronger every day. I know I may not be cured, but I hope to achieve a decent quality of life, go back to work and be at home, not in the hospital. I really appreciated the many little extras each of you did. You are very special people. God bless you.”
“It is a great relief to relief to talk with the palliative care doctors and know that they are not only considering my disease, my symptoms and their treatment, but me as a person and how my cancer impacts my life. The symptom relief is just as much a lifesaver as the medicine that treated my cancer.”
-- Willy Weber. Read Willy’s story.
“I feel like we got to know you all so well during our stay on the palliative care unit, so I wanted to let you know that Mother passed away at home. Thanks to your wonderful pain control and care, she was not in pain and she was ready to go. Your kindness, patience and tenderness will always be remembered.”
“I can’t thank you enough for the palliative care unit. Even though death is a sad time, you made it possible for my family to share many precious moments with our father in a warm, caring setting. You met our needs and questions even before they were asked. Every family should be so fortunate to have a loved one in the wonderful setting you provide.”
“The year since my husband’s death has been the most difficult time of my life. It seems like family and friends disappeared after the funeral, but your cards made all the difference. I would cry each time I received one, but set it on my desk for weeks and read it over and over again. You will never know how much it meant to me. Thank you.”