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 The Betty and Buster Lockwood Cancer Detection and Treatment Centre

The Betty and Buster Lockwood Cancer Detection and Treatment Centre

Located at Queensway Health Centre, the Betty and Buster Lockwood Detection & Treatment Centre's oncology clinic offers chemotherapy treatment for oncology patients. Chemotherapy uses powerful drugs to kill cancer cells, control their growth, or relieve pain symptoms. Chemotherapy may involve one drug, or a combination of two or more drugs, depending on the type of cancer. Chemotherapy can be used in combination with other treatments such as surgery, or radiation to make sure all cancer cells have been eliminated.

Enter through the south or east doors of Queensway Health Centre and take elevator A or the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
416-521-4110

Your Oncology Health Care Team

Oncologists
 Doctors who focus in treating people with cancer. Depending on your type of cancer and the treatment that you may need, you may meet a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgical oncologist, or palliative care doctor. You and your oncologist will create a specific treatment plan and follow up care plan.

Oncology nurses
Registered nurses who have skills and knowledge in caring for people with cancer. These nurses can support your physical, emotional and psychological needs. They also help you in managing your care during your time in the cancer centre and they are experts in giving chemotherapy.

Clinical trials nurses
Registered nurses with a focus in oncology and research. Clinical trials nurses will help you manage your care if you consent to take part in a clinical trial.

Oncology Pharmacists
They work as part of your healthcare team to get your chemotherapy ready making sure your chemotherapy is safe and effective. They also meet with you to give you information about your specific chemotherapy regimen, counseling about the side effects you may have along with strategies on how to best manage and/or prevent them. They will discuss with you if any of the other medications you take may affect how well your chemotherapy works. They can also give you information and guidance about natural health products.

Medication Access Specialist/Drug Navigator
They can help you understand how your medication coverage works and what options may be available to you during your cancer treatments.

Dietitians
Healthcare professionals who assess your diet and nutritional needs and can offer you information on healthy eating during cancer treatment. They can help you manage treatment related side effects that may affect your ability to eat well and provide you with information on the use of natural health products and oral nutrition supplements.

Psychosocial Oncology Team
A group of health care professionals from Psychology and Social Work. They help patients cope with the many practical and emotional needs they may have during their cancer journey. Some of the problems that they can help with include distress, worry, trouble sleeping, low mood, financial concerns and contacting other resources in the community.

Unit Clerks
Individuals who schedule your appointments. You will see unit clerks before and after each of your appointments.

Hospital Chaplain
Can meet with you, your family, and your loved ones if you have any spiritual and emotional concerns. They can talk to you about the meaning of life, spirituality, grief issues, individual experiences and feelings.

Students/Residents
Individuals in training for any of the professions above. You may meet them at any time during your treatments.

Volunteers
Community members who give their time to help our patients.