Chemotherapy is a type of medicine used to treat and manage cancer. It is often administered intravenously after being blended with the liquid solution (saline/dextrose solution) (through the veins).
• Chemotherapy can be administered orally (in the form of tablets) or through other methods (eg. In peritoneal cavity – HIPEC Surgery).
• Cancer chemotherapy is a painless process. During the chemotherapy operation, there is no anaesthetic administered.
An oncology daycare is what?
• Private cabins with sofas and an upbeat atmosphere.
• A dedicated support staff, a team of doctors, nurses with cancer care experience, and pharmacists educated in chemotherapy.
• The patients are admitted to the daycare facility for the purpose of receiving supportive therapy, immunotherapy, or targeted therapy.
• After the scheduled therapy is finished, patients are released the same day.
• Neither the admission nor discharge processes would need you to stand in line.
• The team of skilled employees provides each patient with individualized attention.
• Support for nutrition, psychology, and physical therapy is provided as needed by the patient.
guidelines before to chemotherapy
• It is okay to eat or drink before visiting the hospital.
• Before starting chemotherapy, you might be instructed to take a few pre-pills (oral medications) at home.
What to anticipate on chemotherapy day
• The team will ask you to check your child into the daycare facility at the designated time.
• A few blood tests must be performed prior to each chemotherapy session, and the results must be shared with your doctor or care coordinator the day before.
• Once you are situated comfortably, your height, weight, pulse, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation will be examined, along with a pre-chemotherapy examination.
• Before the procedure, you will be given an explanation of the operation and asked to sign an informed consent form.
• After securing IV access, oncology-trained nurses will deliver pre-medications (drugs other than chemotherapy to prevent nausea, vomiting, and allergic reactions).
• Chemotherapy drugs will be administered in accordance with protocol after being synthesised in the biosafety cabinet by a licenced pharmacist.
• The patient will receive assistance with nutrition, physical therapy, and psychotherapy as required.
• During chemotherapy, patients receive food and beverages.
• Following completion of chemotherapy, you will be released with a thorough discharge report and other home care recommendations.
general guidelines following chemo
• Please follow your doctor’s or dietician’s dietary recommendations and drink lots of water.
• Eating sanitary home-cooked food is advised.
• At home, you can encounter side effects from chemotherapy such nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhoea. Please abide by the directions in the supplementary information pamphlet that was given to you, as minor ones are to be expected.
• If necessary, you are urged to get in touch with the team or go to the hospital.