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 Chemotherapy

At The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre we administer many different chemotherapy medications to treat a wide variety of cancers. Chemotherapy drugs are medications that destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy may involve one drug, or a mixture of two or more drugs, depending on the type of cancer.

Chemotherapy can also damage good cells in the body. This is what can cause side effects, but management of these side effects has improved in recent years. Your health care team will tell you what side effects you may have and how to manage them. This education includes the chemo education class where you will meet members of the health care team who will tell you what to expect during your chemotherapy treatment, common side effects and strategies to help prevent and manage possible side effects.

We are here to work with you to make sure you have the best treatment experience.
Your health care team will talk to you about the treatment options available to you. You and your health care team will create a specific treatment plan which will include chemotherapy alone or together with other treatment types such as surgery and radiation therapy.

If you are scheduled to have chemotherapy at The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre it will be administered on the 2nd floor in the Chemotherapy Suite which has 32 treatment chairs/beds.

Throughout your treatments for chemotherapy you will meet many health care team members, including nurses and pharmacists, who will give you support, talk to you about your treatments and how to manage your side effects. They will also answer any questions you have during your chemotherapy treatment.

Two-Day Model of Chemotherapy Treatment

In February 2014, the Two-Day Model of Chemotherapy Treatment launched at The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre at Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital.

The Two-Day Model is quickly becoming the standard of care for chemotherapy treatment across Ontario. It improves upon the current same-day model of treatment for chemotherapy patients at Trillium Health Partners, and offers several benefits to patients, including reduced wait times. Parking rates for oncology patients at Trillium Health Partners will also be reduced to accomodate this new change.

Questions or concerns? Please contact the Oncology Patient Care Manager at 905-813-1100 ext. 7828 or the Director of Oncology Services at 905-813-1100 ext. 3284.

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