The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital, located on the first floor of the APC Building, provides coordinated care for cancer patients. The center's staff includes nurses specialized in chemotherapy and cancer care, many holding national certifications in clinical oncology. Services include advanced chemotherapy treatments, blood transfusion, iron infusion and hydration therapy.
Each patient who arrives at the Comprehensive Cancer Center is greeted by a primary care nurse who sits down with the patient and discusses the specific type of cancer and its treatment. The nurse also discusses each medication that has been prescribed for the patient and any side effects to expect. After treatment, nurses follow up with patients to ensure that the treatment went well and address any concerns the patient may have.
The center coordinates each patient's care with various hospital departments, including clinical social work, psychiatry and nutrition services, to ensure a convenient and stress-free treatment experience, tailored to the individual patient's needs.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Lifespan gives patients access to oncology services at three area hospitals and more than 400 clinical trials through The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the National Institutes of Health.
Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 401-444-5435.