Starting Cancer Treatment? Three Things To Expect

When you get the news that you have cancer, it can be a shock. Between telling your family, dealing with strain on your finances, and deciding on a course of cancer treatment, that news can take a heavy toll very quickly. In the midst of all that you have to do, you also need to search for “chemotherapy treatment near me”. Fortunately, there is a great solution available to you.

 

At High Desert Oncology Center, we're here to help you through this tough process. As you begin your cancer treatment, you may be unsure of what to expect. Here are three things our patients tell us they didn't see coming when they started cancer treatment:

  • You'll get all the information on the possibilities - both positive and bleak. It's essential that you're fully informed of the possible side effects of chemotherapy before you start treatment. Your doctor will talk with you about everything that will go right, and everything that could go wrong. This information can be scary, and it's ok to ask plenty of questions to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the course of treatment you choose.

  • Chemotherapy isn't always delivered through an IV. While some people receive chemotherapy this way, others get chemo through a pill, or through a topical gel applied to the skin. Your doctor will talk with you about which type of chemotherapy makes the most sense for your needs.

  • You'll need to be careful about visitors while you're going through chemotherapy. Chemo weakens your immune system, and you're more susceptible to colds and other illnesses than normal. You'll need to limit your exposure to others while you go through chemotherapy.

When you're ready to engage in effective, caring cancer treatment, we encourage you to reach out to us at High Desert Oncology Center. Our experienced staff will be there with you every step of the way through your cancer treatment.