• How will Christmas falling in the middle of the week affect your treatment schedule?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Sunday, December 22, 2019

    How will Christmas falling in the middle of the week affect your treatment schedule?

    During this time of the year, everything seems to just drag along very slowly. Lots of places will be closed Tuesday on Christmas Eve, almost everyone is closed on Christmas Day, and a lot will even be closed Thursday and Friday. Our treatment schedules get twisted up in all of this too.

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    • Created07's Avatar

      Our cancer center will be open for treatment Christmas Eve until 8:00. The day after everything will be back to normal.. cancer is a real priority at my hospital.

      5 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      Two years ago my radiation treatments were right during the Holidays. I got Christmas day and New Year day off but other than that everything just went on as usual. They just tacked a couple extra days on the end to make it up. I was so glad to have those 2 days off but not a very enjoyable holiday that year.

      5 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      my mother in law very much wanted me in chemo this week but I had a lot of radiation about the weeks ago and my oncologist said I've done enough lately ave told me no chemo until after the new year.

      It would've been rough though so I'm not super sad about pushing it it on the schedule until I have a bit more bounce on my step. It's a 3 day infusion too, so it was very hard to try to get it scheduled, much less just get back in for pump off. We all need a break, including the staff.

      5 months ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar

      I wasn't affected by the Holidays this year. But, I have been in the past. Dr. just schedules it another day or week depending on what the treatment schedule is.

      5 months ago

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