Radiation Oncology Consultation
After the shock of a cancer diagnosis, patients face numerous visits to specialists and services in other regions. Not all of these visits involve treatment; many are consultations with oncologists and follow-up appointments.
Some local cancer patients have the option to meet with a radiation oncologist for consultation and follow-up right here at Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay.
RMH has partnered with the Durham Region Cancer Centre (DRCC) at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa to provide the Radiation Consultation Clinic on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Potential patients include those with breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and prostate cancer. Lung cancer patients will continue to be seen in either Oshawa or Peterborough.
Consultations will be booked through the Durham Region Cancer Centre:
Phone: 905-721-7776 (Toll-free: 866-338-1778)
Fax: 905-721-7777 (Toll-free: 877-236-7139)
Patients may be referred by their primary care provider, surgeon, hospitalist or other attending physician. Patients of the clinic will be registered at RMH but will be DRCC patients.
The clinic is supported by the RMH Palliative Care program.
The consultations are conducted in CCP 1104 and 1105 (Occupational Health).
Room 1160 (the Quiet Room) is used as a waiting room.
Clinic hours are 0830-1630. The oncologist conducts four 45 minute consultations and several 15 minute follow-up appointments during each clinic. Patients are booked from 0845-1600.
With this service available at the Ross Memorial, most patients will only need to travel to the Durham Region Cancer Centre in Oshawa for their radiation treatments, sparing them the cost and inconvenience of the long commute.
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