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Should I Go To The ER Or To Urgent Care?

by Jane Ashley

We, as cancer patients, face difficult decisions all of the time.

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• Treatment decisions
• Getting a second opinion
• Taking a chemo break
• Type of surgery

There’s yet another decision that we may have to make. A medical “situation” occurs, and we have to decide if it’s cancer-related, treatment-related, or not related to our cancer situation at all. Where do we go? What do we do? Decisions, decisions.

What to do first?

Call your oncologist. Virtually every cancer center has a triage nurse...

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