Infusion Center: Quality of Life
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How does your care team help you manage chemotherapy side effects?
Some common questions patients have when they arrive at the Infusion Center are: "What kind of chemotherapy am I having?," "Will it make me sick?," and "How long am I going to be here?"
Depending on your concerns, the Infusion Center team will explain in great detail what you are receiving, how long it will take, the possible side effects, and so on, to make you as comfortable as possible.
Although everyone experiences symptoms differently, some of the potential side effects of chemotherapy include nausea and/or vomiting, fatigue, sore mouth, diarrhea, and constipation. We understand these side effects can influence your ability to tolerate treatments, maintain a healthy diet, stay active, and enjoy a good quality of life.
Using an integrative approach, your care team at Eastern uses multiple measures to combat side effects. Prior to receiving chemotherapy, your infusion nurses will provide pre-medications (prescribed by your medical oncologist) to help reduce nausea.
In addition, you will also receive an array of complementary medicine therapies. For instance, while visiting the Infusion Center, you may decide to meet with a nutritionist, naturopathic clinician, or acupuncturist, among others. These clinicians can help by providing specific therapies to curb nausea and other symptoms.