Chemo daycare at the CK Birla Hospital
Chemo daycare is a novel concept that allows access to chemotherapy infusion in a daycare setting. This service is offered to cancer patients who require shorter chemotherapy sessions without the need for hospitalisation.
Chemo daycare centre at the CK Birla Hospital is a state-of-the-art, well-equipped medical infrastructure offering isolated delivery of chemotherapy drugs to patients. It is an advanced concept with various benefits including:
- Same day discharge
- No disruptions to regular routine
- Cost effective
- Spacious and comfortable setting
- Hassle-free procedure
Chemotherapy daycare cancer centre separates the drug infusion from overall cancer management. It is, hence, a patient-friendly procedure in which patients can seek systemic chemotherapy being admitted to the hospital. This procedure is delivered in a safe, clinically-monitored private lounge.
Our team of medical oncologists provide end-to-end care including compassionate counselling to patients as well as their families. Chemotherapy is administered according to the devised treatment plan for the individual.
Chemotherapy is a medication based protocol for cancer treatment that uses certain drugs to kill fast-growing cancer cells and stop them from spreading. It is a standard protocol used alone or in combination with other treatments.
Chemotherapy is used in the treatment of a wide range of cancers including breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, oesophagal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and head and neck cancers among others.
Chemotherapy is done for the following purposes:
- To treat cancer, primarily
- To kill hidden cancer cells
- To shrink the size of a tumour for other treatments including surgery
- To relieve signs and symptoms
Chemotherapy can be administered through different measures such as through infusion into intravenous vein (IV), chemotherapy pills, shots, creams, or directly into one area of the body.
Side-effects of Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is a safe procedure. It may, however, pose certain risks and side-effects. 1st chemo treatment side effect include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Hair loss
- Loss of appetite
- Mouth sores
- Easy bruising
Yes, cancer can be effectively treated based on the type, size, stage and location of the cancer as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Most cancers can be fully treated if they are detected timely.
Devised treatment protocols differ from patient to patient. Your best treatment plan for cancer will differ based on your particular condition, severity of symptoms, type of cancer, its size and location, stage of cancer as well as your unique biological markers.
The number of rounds of chemotherapy are also variable. On average, during the course of treatment, a patient may receive about 4-8 chemotherapy sessions.
The length of chemotherapy delivery is also different for each patient based on their health, age, symptoms, cancer type and devised treatment plan. It may take between 5 minutes to 8 hours.
The success of the treatment plan will depend on many factors. Common contributing factors include the patient’s overall health, the time of cancer detection as well as the expertise and skill of the oncological cancer team.
Chemo patients should visit a hospital in case of persistent vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, high fever and other worrying symptoms.