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What You Can Expect on Your First Visit

Radiation Oncology

During your first visit to Southeast Cancer Center with the Radiation Oncologist, you will be greeted at Beginning and escorted to Radiation Therapy waiting area. A radiation oncology nurse will escort you from the waiting area to an exam room. The nurse will talk with you and get necessary medical information from you and take your vital signs. The radiation oncologist will then meet with you, review scans, lab results, complete a physical exam, and discuss any other information with you related to your diagnosis and your treatment options. At any point in time during your visit, you can ask questions of the staff or the physician as we want you to understand to the fullest extent possible your diagnosis and your treatment. Treatment planning will be discussed and will vary with each individual patient.

Infusion Services

On the first day of your chemotherapy, you will be greeted at Beginning and escorted to Belonging. An oncology nurse will escort you to our Infusion area. For your first visit you may want to bring someone with you for several reasons. You will be given a lot of information regarding chemotherapy, what you can expect days after the treatment, and planning for your next treatment. Because of the length of the treatment and medications you will be given, you may not feel like driving when your treatment is over. You should plan on your first treatment lasting most of the day. Feel free to bring what you need to be comfortable – snacks, drinks, a blanket, books, magazines, your laptop, ipad, etc. You will have the opportunity to order a light lunch from Jazzman’s Café.

Medical Oncology

During your first visit with the Medical Oncologist you will be greeted at Beginning and escorted to Belonging where an oncology nurse will escort you from the waiting area to an exam room. The nurse will talk with you and get all of the necessary medical information from you, take your vital signs and any lab work will be done (if ordered by the physician). The medical oncologist will then meet with you, review your scans, lab results, complete a physical exam, and discuss any other information with you related to your diagnosis. At any point during your visit, you can ask questions of the staff or the physician as we want you to understand to the fullest extent possible your diagnosis and your treatment. Treatment planning will be discussed and planned this varies for each individual patient.