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The medical oncology department

Founded in 2022, the medical oncology department of Caen Normandy University Hospital aims to offer comprehensive cancer care in western Normandy and to improve the care pathways and comfort of patients followed and treated for cancer in the establishment.

Personalized support and treatments

Located on the 3rd floor of the South building (known as the “woman-child-hematology” building), the medical oncology department specializes in drug treatments for cancer: chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, supportive treatments and targeted therapies.

Made up of 11 individual rooms, it welcomes and takes care of 365 days a year, in conjunction with specialists and surgeons, patients suffering from gynecological , urological and ENT (head and neck) by prescribing and monitoring the administration of the various drug treatments. 40 stays per month are made in this service.

clinical research protocols and is involved in the management of symptoms and complications of solid tumors of various origins.

An expert team close to patients

The team carries out different missions: diagnostic assessments, anti-cancer treatments that cannot be carried out on an outpatient basis or at home and requiring increased monitoring, management of severe adverse effects of anti-cancer treatments or even management of the consequences of tumor progression. Unscheduled patients most often benefit from direct entry into this department without going through the emergency room.

In order to guarantee the best effectiveness of treatment, the choice of each treatment is studied before its administration in a multidisciplinary consultation meeting comprising a group of health professionals from different disciplines: oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, pharmacists, etc.

The service offers specific care for young people in transition between childhood and adulthood, notably with the presence of a specialized AJA nurse (Adults and Young Adults) in coordination with the pediatric onco-hematology .

All patients coming mainly from the hemiregion are taken care of. Close cooperation with the Hospital Centers of Lisieux , Alençon and Saint-Lô allows CHU practitioners to support the services of these hospitals in the care of patients in the region.

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