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Oncology Acute Care

For Oncology Patients Going Through Active Treatment

While chemotherapy and radiation therapy are effective and often necessary treatments for cancer, the side effects of these treatments can be challenging for some patients.

In the past, if a patient didn’t feel well and needed to be evaluated or have symptoms treated, they would be directed to the emergency department.

With Deaconess Oncology Acute Care, you can be treated more efficiently and conveniently in an environment tailored specifically to oncology patients’ needs.

About Oncology Acute Care

After your initial meeting with your doctor to discuss your course of treatment, possible side effects and more, you’ll begin your oncology treatments. During your treatment, you may find that you don’t feel well sometimes due to side effects or an illness and need help managing your symptoms. That’s exactly what Deaconess Oncology Acute Care is for.

You will first be evaluated by our NP in the oncology office to identify symptoms and treatment options. This offers a quieter, more convenient location than being evaluated and treated in an emergency department. Treatment will then be provided in the Infusion Center in Gateway Medical Office Building 4 nearby.

Services We offer
  • Lab Tests to determine the cause of illness or side effects
  • IV Fluids to help with dehydration or lack of appetite
  • IV Antibiotics to help treat any infections
  • Symptom Management for any treatment side effects
Side Effects We treat

Oncology Acute Care can treat a wide range of side effects and symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Rashes
  • Mouth sores
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea/Constipation

If you need to schedule an Oncology Acute Care appointment, please call the medical oncology office at 812-858-CARE (2273)

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