Palliative Care is the practice of relieving symptoms associated with a patient’s condition while the patient is receiving active treatment. Our board-certified team of palliative care support providers is here to help both West Cancer Center patients and their families manage the symptoms and challenges of the illness journey at all stages of cancer. Helping our patients feel better during this time is our ultimate goal, so they have the physical and mental strength to persevere.

Who is Eligible to Receive Palliative Care Support?

Any of our patients that are struggling with symptoms and side-effects of cancer or its treatment, regardless of the stage of illness, are welcome! Our team is here to help patients and their families who are facing tough symptoms or tough decisions.

How Do I Make an Appointment with a Palliative Care Physician?

  1. You or your family can request an appointment by contacting West Cancer Center at 901.683.0055.
  2. Your treatment team can request an appointment for you.
  3. Certain diagnoses include palliative support services.

What are Some of the Common Symptoms Managed by Palliative Care?

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss

Our Team

Allen Ardestani, MD


Anita Arnold, MD

Oncological Internist

Learn more about how to schedule an appointment or refer a patient to our oncology specialists here at West Cancer Center.