About Cancer Center of Central Connecticut
The physicians and staff at the Cancer Center of Central Connecticut have many years of experience and are always striving to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care. We have high expectations and standards for all employees and encourage continuing education and certification. Our physicians attend national and world meetings in Hematology and Oncology in order to keep up with the latest treatment options. Our patients can feel confident that they are getting the best possible care.
Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Depending on your type of cancer, previous treatment, and other current medical problems your doctor will determine your chemotherapy plan. Oncology trained nurses will discuss with you at length the treatment plan, a schedule for your chemotherapy, side effects you may experience, and what to do if you have any adverse reactions. Remember an oncology nurse is always present to monitor you during your chemotherapy treatment.
Here are some suggestions to help you on your treatment days:
- Eat a well balanced diet
- Eat several small meals during the day
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Fatigue is the most common side effect of chemotherapy
- Plan activities when you have the most energy
- Rest as needed during the day
When to call the doctor
- You have a temperature of 101 degrees or higher
- Uncontrollable vomiting
- Difficulty walking or numbness in your legs
- Difficulty controlling bowel or bladder function
Call During Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 if you have questions about your medication, treatment, or side effects.
- Nutritional problems
- Need to change your appointment
- Need a refill on you medication
- Please monitor when you will be running out of your medication and allow time for the prescription to be written. Narcotics such as Percocet, MS Contin, Oxycontin, or Dilaudid cannot be called in to a pharmacy.
- If you are admitted to the hospital by another physician, please have someone call to notify us.