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Prior to beginning treatment, the patient will meet with a nurse practitioner to discuss the specifics of the planned chemotherapy regimen, potential side effects of treatment, frequency of office visits and lab testing and symptom management. The nurse practitioner will also provide the patient with written educational materials and obtain consent from the patient to proceed with treatment. Throughout treatment, the nurse practitioner is a valuable resource for patients, assisting the physician in providing routine and urgent care, symptom management and emotional support.

For more information about cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and patient resources visit one of the following Web sites:

American Cancer Society
Cancer Agencies Network of Greater St. Louis
CancerSymptoms.org - Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
People Living With Cancer - American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
The Wellness Community (Local Support Groups)

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