A copy of your complete medical record, including pathology or lab reports and radiology films. You will also need to bring a list of all medications you take and your health insurance cards, along with any necessary referrals required by your insurer.
On your first appointment, you will meet with the team of cancer care specialists involved in your care. They will review your medical records, health history, answer any questions and discuss treatment options.
Cancer care specialists involved in your care may include:
Yes. We encourage family members or close friends to participate in appointments with your cancer care team. Since we explain a lot of information to you, it may be helpful to have others there to listen and take notes for you.
You will be scheduled for weekly physician/nurse visits throughout the course of your treatment.
You will be scheduled for a certain number of treatments based on your specific disease. It is extremely important that you receive all of your prescribed treatments. Your physician will determine the best course of treatment for you.
In most cases, your chemotherapy will be given in your medical oncologist’s office.
No. Once you are scheduled for treatment, your appointment time is yours.
Yes. This is why we ask for your work, cell and home telephone numbers.
Support groups for patients and caregivers are offered at all Steward Centers for Cancer Care. Find a group nearest you.