For Patients

Chemotherapy Classes

Before beginning your chemotherapy treatments you may attend a chemotherapy orientation class.  These classes are general teaching sessions that are designed to help patients and support persons learn about chemotherapy treatment and how to manage potential side effects associated with chemotherapy treatment.  The class will also provide you with handouts, resources and contact information should you have any questions or concerns during your chemotherapy treatment course.  Topics that will be covered in class include:

  • Preparing for your treatment day
  • Blood counts
  • Signs and symptoms of infection
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite changes
  • Nutrition during treatment
  • Nausea management
  • Management of mouth and throat symptoms
  • Management of constipation or diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Skin and nail changes
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