When life expectancy is 6 months or less, your health care provider may suggest you enroll in a hospice home care program.  Members of the hospice team give comprehensive palliative care to you and your family.  With your personal guidance, hospice can make the later stage of cancer care as comfortable as possible for you and your family.  The hospice care team works with your providers to give you the best care possible.  Your oncologist or primary care doctor continues to guide your care and you can continue to see him or her.  This can be a very difficult time for you and your family.  Your provider or hospital can arrange for counseling or a support group to help you address and manage the feelings and emotions that come with this stage of cancer care.

Source:  Susan G. Komen  2019