The Quality of Life Center at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) helps our patients proactively manage any side effects, along with other health issues and concerns (e.g., pain, nausea, diabetes, blood pressure problems) that may arise during treatment.
We want you to live your life as fully as possible during cancer treatment and into recovery. We know that when side effects persist, it can impact more than your treatment schedule. Cancer-related side effects and other chronic health issues can significantly diminish your quality of life.
The Quality of Life Center is fully staffed with a team of physicians and medical support staff, including: a pain management physician, pain nurses, internal medical physicians, registered nurses, a naturopathic clinician, a registered dietitian, a nurse practitioner and a pharmacist.
The team regularly communicates with your entire care team to ensure you receive immediate and continual symptom management throughout your treatment.
To access the services of the Quality of Life Center throughout your treatment, you can either go directly to the center or have your care manager or a nurse make an appointment for you. When you return home, we’ll work with your at-home physician to provide continuity of care.
Located on the second floor of the hospital (near the nurse’s station), the Quality of Life Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For urgent, acute symptoms, patients should go directly to the Oncology Immediate Care Center located in the Infusion Center on the third floor.