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.
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.
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