Chemotherapy Day Care

Chemotherapy Day Care

Chemotherapy is the kind of treatment where drugs or medicines are introduced in the body, which are toxic enough to kill the tumour cells. These drugs are given on saline over a period of 3-4 hours.

Chemotherapy day care at Orchids is a 10-bedded day care center located at the clinic.

Most private day cares, do not require more than four hours, as opposed to the overnight stay in hospitals. This four-hour regime allows the patient to go home, feeling lighter than visiting a hospital. Chemotherapy day care ensures that the patient is not reminded constantly that they are a patient, the way a hospital environment would. It is a personalized day care, where the patient has to stay for a maximum of 4 hours- they can come by at 10-11 a.m. in the morning and go home by lunch.

Chemotherapy is given in a comfortable, serene environment, with loungers attached with televisions, where patients can watch films. This set-up is to help leverage their positivity and relieve them from the anxiety and stress of the disease and treatment.

Our day care center strives to make the patients feel at ease, with counsellors and nutritionists just a call away. The staff works towards comforting patients and encourage them to open up and be of support to each other.

We also have a cooling cap, which is effective in reducing hair loss.

Patients, who take the weekly cycle of the cap, rarely show hair loss. This is not as effective with patients who take the three weekly cycle.

The environment friendly, with loungers equipped with blankets and pillows, and personalized televisions and headphones. They have weekly complimentaru foot and head massages by the Pink Support Group girls. These girls are Breast Cancer conquerors themselves, and have a lot of empathy for the patients. Therefore, they come to the day care everyday and handhold the patients through the challenges of the disease. The patient’s comfort is given top-most priority at our daycare.

Chemotherapy has developed over time to become a much smoother process with minimal side effects. The major side effect, as of today, is hair loss. Earlier, nausea was a recurring problem and patients would vomit frequently. Now, there is not a single patient showing nausea and vomiting. Heavily discomforting side-effects like burning pain or infections have completely stopped.

There remain certain side-effects like occasional reduced blood count, amenorrhea, or other irregularities in menstruation.

Most private day cares, do not require more than four hours, as opposed to the overnight stay in hospitals. This four-hour regime allows the patient to go home, feeling lighter than visiting a hospital. Chemotherapy day care ensures that the patient is not reminded constantly that they are a patient, the way a hospital environment would. It is a personalized day care, where the patient has to stay for a maximum of 4 hours- they can come by at 10-11 a.m. in the morning and go home by lunch.

Chemotherapy day care at Orchids is a 10-bedded day care center located at the clinic.

Chemotherapy is given in a comfortable, serene environment, with loungers attached with televisions, where patients can watch films. This set-up is to help leverage their positivity and relieve them from the anxiety and stress of the disease and treatment.
Our day care center strives to make the patients feel at ease, with counsellors and nutritionists just a call away. The staff works towards comforting patients and encourage them to open up and be of support to each other.
We also have a cooling cap, which is effective in reducing hair loss. Patients, who take the weekly cycle of the cap, rarely show hair loss. This is not as effective with patients who take the three weekly cycle.

The environment friendly, with loungers equipped with blankets and pillows, and personalized televisions and headphones. They have weekly complimentaru foot and head massages by the Pink Support Group girls. These girls are Breast Cancer conquerors themselves, and have a lot of empathy for the patients. Therefore, they come to the day care everyday and handhold the patients through the challenges of the disease. The patient’s comfort is given top-most priority at our daycare.

I am feeling a little better coming here. It’s been about 2 and a half months since I am here, but I am better than before. I am in my third chemotherapy cycle. The treatment is going on well. There is always a little weakness, but it’s still good. I want to tell the others not to take tension, and that it will be alright.
Yasmin Sheikh
When I first came to this clinic, I was a little scared. But then, after seeing the kind of care, treatment and facilities provided here, I felt brave. The treatment went very well. The lump was a little big. With chemo, it reduced in size. The people here are very nice, the service is great as well and they give you emotional support. They handle patients in a way that it makes them feel better. I still have to undergo many treatments- operation, another chemo and radiation- but the service here is very nice, as are the doctors. The nurses here are amazing- they ensure that we have no mental stress, and they provide emotional support. They have reduced my tension and I am no longer afraid of this disease. If you take all the treatments as advised, step-by-step, you will definitely overcome the disease. I know that I will conquer it.
Sharda Chaure
My chemotherapy treatment at Orchids was long (more than a year) but I had no pain. The day care is really nice and so is the staff. Dr. Koppiker is a very good doctor. I had absolutely no problem during the treatment.
Kanta Zamwar
The staff in the day care is good. I required no treatment in the hospital, and would take it through saline at the day care. I had to travel a bit to the clinic and therefore had a little pain during the traveling and also because it was the month of March then, but otherwise the procedure was painless. The staff is very supportive. Dr. Koppiker is cool-minded and gave me a lot of strength and support.
Nisha Wakhrkar
The atmosphere in the Chemotherapy Day Care is very nice and it made me tension free. I took the treatment like saline- without any pain. The staff is excellent. It is because of them and Dr. Koppiker that I am how I am today.
Kavita Kathade