Find tips for coping with hospitalization and situations that arise when in the hospital.
Blood Products and Transfusions
This section contains articles about blood products and transfusions that can be used during treatment of cancer.
Tips for Being in the Hospital
Being in the hospital can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. Here are some tips to get you through your hospital stay.
What to Expect in the Intensive Care Unit
Oncology patients may need the care of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and this unfamiliar environment can cause a great deal of stress for the oncology patient and/or family.
Standard Precautions are the basic steps used to stop the spread of pathogens (organisms that can cause disease).
Hand Hygiene (Hand Washing)
Practicing proper hand hygiene is one of the most important practices to prevent infections.
La punción lumbar, también conocida como punción espinal, es un procedimiento utilizado para acceder al espacio cerebroespinal, ya sea para obtener líquido cefalorraquídeo para su análisis o para infundir medicamentos.
Depósito de Ommaya
Un depósito de Ommaya es un dispositivo implantado quirúrgicamente que proporciona acceso directo al líquido cefalorraquídeo (LCR).
La toracentesis es un procedimiento que elimina el líquido del espacio pleural.
Indwelling Pleural Cather (PleurX™)
If the fluid in your pleural space keeps coming back (recurrent pleural effusion), your healthcare provider may want to place an indwelling pleural catheter, often called a PleurX™.
Central Lines and Care
Central lines are often used when a patient needs chemotherapy, intravenous nutrition and frequent lab draws. There are many types and specific ways to care for them.
An oncologic emergency is an acute health problem caused by the cancer or its treatment and requires immediate treatment.