Cancer Care Closer to Home
The Chemotherapy Unit at the HPHA - Stratford General Hospital site is an integral part of cancer care for patients in Perth and Huron Counties, providing top-notch care closer to home, thereby eliminating the anxiety of receiving treatment in an unfamiliar setting, reducing the time and expense of travel, and providing the opportunity to develop close relationships and a support system with other local residents.
As a partner hospital of the South West Regional Cancer Program, patients are initially assessed in London and may be referred back to the Stratford site for cancer treatment.
Services provided at the Stratford site include chemotherapy treatment for breast, prostate, bowel, stomach, pancreas, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, lung and liver cancers. Chemotherapy (also called systemic therapy) is a method of treating cancer by using drugs or medicines. Often a combination of chemotherapy drugs are used, but it depends on the individual and their specific needs. Chemotherapy drugs slow or stop the cancer cells from growing, multiplying or spreading (metastasizing) to other parts of the body.Additional services offered at the Unit include: Supportive Care (follow-up appointments), and Coordination of care for the patient.
Staffing for the Unit includes Registered Nurses trained in Chemotherapy, an on site Internist and Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician along with administrative support.
Location: Stratford Site: West Building, Level 3
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Contact Information: Phone: 519-272-8210 Extension 2330, Toll Free: 1-888-275-1102 Extension 2330
How to Manage your Symptoms – Guides for Patients
These guides, from Cancer Care Ontario, have been written for patients, family members and caregivers. Use them to learn:
- What causes symptoms
- How to manage symptoms
- When your symptoms should be discussed with your health care providers
Always speak to your health care provider if you have questions or concerns.
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Cancer Care Close to Home
Judy from Stratford shares her experience of receiving cancer care close to home.
Mary from St. Marys describes her cancer journey and the benefits of being close to home for surgery and treatment.
Patient Reported Outcomes
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South West Regional Cancer Program