Outpatient care

Many treatments are provided on an outpatient basis over a few hours or a day, or even at home. The physician at the Institute will determine which patients can be treated at home. To ensure care continuity, caregivers stay will stay in touch and help plan your care.

Radiotherapy as an outpatient

Most radiotherapy sessions are performed on an outpatient basis. At the end of the session, which lasts about thirty minutes, the patient goes home. The radiotherapy team is responsible for follow-up.

 

Chemotherapy as an outpatient

 Chemotherapy is usually administered intravenously on an outpatient basis. Increasingly frequently, it is offered in the form of oral tablets taken at home. In both cases, the teams will explain the stages of treatment, the possible side effects and how to reduce or eliminate them entirely. For some protocols in oncology and hematology, a specific home monitoring system is in place (COACH and AMA). The teams that are responsible for these two services also coordinate the activities of the different professionals in the city.

 

Outpatient surgery

Passeport de chirurgie ambulatoire

Progress in surgical techniques and anesthesia has led to more and more people being offered  

outpatient surgery under local or general anesthesia. Outpatient surgery has benefits for patients:

  • they can return home on the same day;
  • there are fewer side effects;
  • the risk of exposure to nosocomial infections is reduced fivefold.

 

The team will propose a specific follow-up when the patient returns home.

 

Download the surgery outpatient passport

 

Supportive care inside and outside the Institute

The supportive care team  coordinates the necessary procedures throughout the treatment program both inside and outside the Institute. The team works closely with a network ensuring care continuity outside the hospital.  Outpatients may request an appointment with supportive care   professionals on the IUCT Oncopole site at any time.

 

The supportive care department coordinates the care required by patients
If your treatment program requires complex continuity of home-care, you will be assisted by expert dedicated teams. They will organize your care, depending on your situation, either working with private healthcare professionals, service providers and care networks, or through a home hospitalization service (HAD).