Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Class Schedule

Located at:

Our Fairfax Office  – 8613 US 29, Fairfax VA 22031

Our chemotherapy classes are designed for patients beginning treatment and their caregivers. Our goal is to provide the information necessary to understand how chemotherapy affects the body and to assist in understanding how to manage the side effects that can accompany chemotherapy treatment.

Topics that will be covered in class include:

  • Explain who your medical team is and how to contact them
  • Preparing for your treatment day
  • What to expect treatment day
  • Affect on your blood cells
  • Nutrition
  • Common Side effects and how to manage them
  • Resources available including – Genetic Counselors, Radiation Oncology Dietitians, Social Workers, In-House Pharmacy and Lab, and more..

Our chemotherapy classes are designed for patients beginning chemotherapy and their caregivers. Our goal is to provide the information necessary to understand how chemotherapy affects the body and to assist in understanding how to manage the side effects that can accompany chemotherapy treatment.

Chemotherapy classes are taught by our Patient Educator, who is an Oncology Certified Registered Nurse.

Chemotherapy classes are general teaching sessions that are designed to help patients and support persons learn about chemotherapy treatment and how to manage potential side effects that can be associated with chemotherapy treatment.  Topics that will be covered in class include:

  • Preparing for your treatment day
  • Blood counts
  • Infection
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Nutrition during treatment
  • Appetite changes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mouth and throat changes
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Skin and nail changes
  • Reproductive and sexual changes
  • Nervous system changes

Chemotherapy Videos - Cancer Therapy Overview and Blood Cell Counts

Cancer Therapies Introduction

Blood Counts

Chemotherapy Videos - Potential Side Effects

Hair Loss

Skin and Nail Changes

Oral Changes

Nausea and Heartburn

Bowel Changes

Managing Your Diet

Fatigue and the "Down Day"

Cognitive Changes

Nervous System Changes

Managing Anxiety and Well-Being

Sexual Changes in Men

Sexual Changes in Women