Clinical nurse

During your care, your oncologist will have prescribed you a targeted therapy to be taken orally. To help you better manage your treatment and any side effects, you will be offered consultations with a specialist nurse (known as a clinical nurse) to discuss how your treatment will be carried out and to answer your questions.

During your care, your oncologist will have prescribed you a targeted therapy to be taken orally.

To help you better manage your treatment and any side effects, you will be offered consultations with a specialist nurse, including:

  • An initial support consultation
  • Weekly telephone consultations during the first few weeks of your treatment
  • One or more follow-up consultations before your consultation with your oncologist

During these consultations, you will discuss how your treatment will be carried out and what you can do to limit side effects. Your tolerance to the treatment will also be assessed. These consultations will help you to manage any side effects promptly and effectively.

Depending on your needs and expectations, your nurse will offer you the opportunity to participate in our therapeutic education programme entitledManaging oral targeted therapies and preventing side effects.

Your nurse may also refer you to staff members in the oncology patient support care department, such as the dietician or psychologist.

On matters related to your oral targeted therapy, the specialist nurse is your first point of contact at the Eugène Marquis Centre. They are also responsible for coordinating with your oncologist and with the healthcare professionals who treat you outside the Centre (such as your general practitioner, your pharmacist and independent nurses).