The Hematology/Oncology section provides infusion services and interdisciplinary clinics.
The Infusion Suite at Norris Cotton Cancer Center is special in many ways.
It was designed by patients in collaboration with the building architect and local artists to create a patient friendly atmosphere with natural lighting, stained glass windows and artwork. Amenities available in the suite include a personal television with headphones, snacks, beverages, an abundance of reading material, games and puzzles.
Infusion services are for patients who need fluids, including chemotherapy and blood and blood products, administered into their bloodstream. The nursing staff works in collaboration with each patient's provider to ensure the patient's needs are met. The nursing staff provides detailed instructions-written and verbal-to patients and their families so they can manage at home after leaving the infusion suite.
Reliable information is available online about the types of infusion services available:
- Antibiotic therapy (Healthline)
- Blood product transfusion (American Cancer Society)
- Chemotherapy (NCI)
- Immunotherapy (American Cancer Society)
Depending on your type of cancer, you may be referred to one of our Interdisciplinary Clinics.
In an Interdisciplinary Clinic, experts in diagnosing and treating specific types of cancers-radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, and, if needed, geneticists-come together with specially trained nurses, care managers, dietitians, and scheduling coordinators to provide personalized, complete cancer care, all through one point of contact, at one location.
At times, individual visits with several providers may be coordinated on a single day, eliminating needlessly long delays between appointments. This also allows patients to meet with many specialists, and together design the best possible treatment plan. Once a plan is developed, patients often can receive part of their treatment close to home with one of our regional partners.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every patient:
- Sees the right medical staff in the right order
- Gets the necessary tests with timely and accurate results
- Understands the diagnosis and the best treatment options
- Has complete support throughout the process