About This Event
Understanding a life-altering diagnosis is made easier for patients of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Health. The chemotherapy orientation class—first of its kind in Massachusetts—started as a pilot program, created by a group of experienced oncology nurses at the Center and was designed to complement the orientation with a physician and chairside infusion nurses. It has proven to be an instrumental resource for patients, families, and providers alike.
This free, one-hour educational session is designed to help alleviate any anxiety patients can sometimes feel before the first chemotherapy infusion. Information is key, and for a cancer patient especially, knowing what to expect before going into treatment really helps diminish any added concern or stress.
While the class primarily focuses on what to expect before, during and after chemotherapy infusion treatments, it also provides patients an overview of the Cancer Center, the resources available, and introduces patients to key members of the team. The warm, comfortable atmosphere of the class allows patients and their caregivers an opportunity to ask any questions.
Chemotherapy Orientation is available to Cancer Center patients scheduled to begin chemotherapy or immunotherapy treatment and one support person. Classes are held every other Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Cancer Center and registration is required. To learn more and register call Dee Keefe at 781-624-4793.