Compassionate chemotherapy nursing for patients whose treatment plan includes chemotherapy. Osceola Cancer Center offers the convenience of an on-site Chemotherapy Department. We feel patients like having the benefits of receiving their treatment in the physician's office. The Osceola Cancer Center is staffed by professional registered nurses with special training in oncology and chemotherapy. Their role includes patient assessment, administration of the chemotherapy, and patient education.
What really distinguishes Osceola Cancer Center is the combination of the nursing staff and the patients having the sense of family and bonding that develops among everyone.
Our compassionate nurses genuinely connect with each patient and understand the life altering effects a cancer diagnosis has on an individual. They pride themselves on diminishing the fears associated with chemotherapy by both the patient and their family. Each patient and their family receive appropriate information regarding their treatment. In fact, the nursing staff addresses the anxiety associated with a cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy even before treatment begins, and a nurse is provided as a contact that can be called to answer additional questions.
While our nurses convey compassion and humor, our patients also contribute to the atmosphere of bonding and sharing. Through stories about family, tips on care, and general conversation, both patients and the nurses take a part in helping with the creation of our family environment to help the patients feel at ease with their treatments.
Prior to your first chemotherapy session, you will be shown where the department is located and an explanation about your chemotherapy treatment. Your questions regarding whether you will get sick from the chemotherapy, will you lose your hair, and how long you will be receiving treatment, will all be answered. Also, due to advances in the field of medicine, many of your common misconceptions about chemotherapy may be clarified.
Treatments are individualized based upon diagnosis and your treatment plan so length of each individual's treatment varies from a half hour to eight hours. Duration and frequency of a patient's chemotherapy treatment also depends on each patient's treatment plan. Side effects also vary among patients for a variety of reasons, but the Osceola Canter Center nurses will assist you in managing these side effects. Patients are assessed before each treatment, and your blood work and health is evaluated before commencing a treatment. We are able to process CBC blood work rapidly in our onsite laboratory to help in this determination. All chemotherapy drugs are prepared individually and calculated based on each respective diagnosis and each patient.
If you have any further question regarding our chemotherapy department, please contact us at (407) 933-2775