Being diagnosed with cancer can be a very diffcult experience for the patient and family. They require more than just medical treatment, they need the care and support of their family.
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy (sometimes just called ‘chemo’) is the use of drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. The drugs are called cytotoxic, which means toxic to cells (cyto).
Is it painful?
Having an intravenous chemotherapy may feel like taking a blood test. Alternatively, if you have a temporary tube (cannula) in your hand or arm, only the initial injection may hurt. If you have a central venous access device, it should not painful.
Home chemotherapy under doctor’s supervision
Home parenteral nutrition
Chemo port flushing
PICC line dressing
What are the side effects of Chemotherapy
Easy bruising and bleeding
Anaemia (low red blood cell counts)
Nausea and vomiting
Chemo at home, an alternative!
Your primary oncologist will decide if you can take chemo@home. Philips Healthcare@home ensures medical supervision and monitoring during chemo@home to ensure patient comfort and safety.
Additionally, only oncologist-approved devices and medications are used for chemo@home to not compromise on the patients' health and safety.
How can side efdects be managed?
Complementary therapies are sometimes used with conventional medical treatments. They may offer physical, emotional and spiritual support, help manage side effects, and improve quality of life. Philips Healthcare@home proactively works with your primary oncologist to agree on a care plan that factors in the management of side effects to ensure a comfortable recovery.
Is chemo@home more expensive?
Our endeavour is to offer chemo@home at lowest possible costs without compromising on the patient’s comfort and health. The cost depends on choice of drugs and medical protocols needed for chemo@home and in most cases is much more cost effective than chemo at the hospitals.
Chemo@home The Philips advantage!
We at Philips take care of everything once the patient is on-board. We provide a stress-free and comfortable chemo at home. Our chemo@home includes everything from doctor’s supervision, nurses at home, consumables and drugs, necessary lab tests, monitoring and supervision devices. We help in making sure you get the best care and comfort at home.
At Philips Healthcare@home, we believe in ensuring a comfortable recovery for cancer patients.
Call us today to find out more!
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