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Neuromedical & Neurosurgical Oncology
Bone Marrow Tansplant / Inpatient Oncology
Lunder 10

Lunder 10 is an integrated 32 bed inpatient hematology, oncology bone marrow transplant unit that serves a young adult to elderly patient population. Patients are frequently followed from time of diagnosis or referral through end of life. The majority of patients have a diagnosis of leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, sarcoma, or multiple myeloma. Patients admitted to this unit require complex care focusing on multi-modality treatment that includes high-dose combination chemotherapy, radiation, biotherapy, and bone marrow/peripheral stem cell transplants comprising both autologous and related allogeneic including mixed chimerism. The goal of patient care spans a continuum that extends from a curative to supportive/palliative care focus. Complexity of care includes management and treatment of side effects and complications of treatment, administration of blood products, pain management, patient/family education and emotional/spiritual support. The most common nursing diagnoses include risk for side effects related to intensive/high dose chemotherapy, risk for injury related to severe immuno-suppression, pain, knowledge deficit related to new diagnosis and/or treatment. Full Description..

Hematology/Oncology
Lunder 9

Lunder 9 is a 32 bed adult inpatient acute care medical oncology unit that provides individual patient/ family focused care. Most of the patients cared for on this unit have a diagnosis of lymphoma, multiple myeloma, sarcoma, or a solid tumor cancer. Patients may be followed throughout the cancer trajectory - from time of diagnosis or referral through the end of life. Patients admitted to this oncology unit require complex oncology care which includes Phase 1 clinical trials, complex chemotherapy regimens, biotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, proton therapy and palliative care. The complexity of care provided to our patients consists of management of symptoms, side effects or complications related to their disease or treatment. Pain management, emotional and spiritual support, patient and family education, palliative care and end of life care are also part of the care we provide. Integrative complementary therapies, acupuncture, massage and music therapy are also available to our patients on the unit. Our goals are to provide compassionate, expert individualized care to our patients and families affected by cancer. Full Description..

Gynecology/Oncology
Phillips 21

Phillips House 21 is a twenty bed unit dedicated to the care of women from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with complex needs and problems associated with benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Care includes acute medical and surgical diagnoses as well as chronic illnesses associated with acute episodes. Comorbid conditions of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cardiac disease are among those often present in the population of women served. Care is given over the illness continuum from diagnosis to control, remission or advanced disease. Whether benign or malignant, gynecologic conditions can pose threats to a woman's self-image or body image. Full Description..

Cancer Center Adult Infusion Unit
Yawkey 8E

Adult cancer patients are referred to the Infusion Units from the oncology practices in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Patients are referred for treatment with and management of toxicities from chemotherapy and biotherapy. diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, long-term follow-up, and when necessary, palliative care. There is a strong commitment to primary nursing. Patient readily indentify providing care and are as diverse ad the range of needs patients express. Full Description..

Radiation Oncology: The James & Ruth Clark Center for Radiation Oncology, Lunder Building & The Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers a variety of state of the art radiation treatment to cancer patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric patients. These treatment options include both photon external beam; 3-D conformal, Intensity Modulated Radiation therapy (IMRT), and image guided radiation treatment as well as proton beam treatment. The brachytherapy program consists of low dose rate and High Does Rate (HDR). Intraoperative radiation treatment (IORT) is available. Full Description..

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