Important Information for Your Treatment Days

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: May 2, 2011

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If you are late or having trouble getting to the hospital:

Call your Radiation Therapist at 215.662.3129 and let them know. It is helpful if you let the person know the number of the treatment machine or the name of the therapist. This will help to let the right people know what is going on.

If your child has a fever (temperature of 100.5 X 3 in 24 hours or 101.2 once in 24 hours) and is scheduled for radiation that day or the next day, or if your child is having radiation related symptoms:

  • Call (8:30 am – 5 pm) 215.590.2299, CHOP Oncology Clinic Triage Nurse
  • Call (5 pm – 8:30 am) 215.590.1000, ask for Oncology Fellow On Call If your child eats or drinks by mistake before anesthesia:
  • Call 267.425.4444, the CHOP operating room scheduling office

General Anesthesia: For Issues or Cancellations

  • Call 267.425.4444, the CHOP operating room scheduling office If there is a problem with the machine and treatment needs to be rescheduled:
  • Someone from Radiation Oncology will call you. You will be asked to provide phone numbers where you can be reached. If you have a cell phone, you should also give this number.

Important Names and Numbers

Radiation Oncologist _____________________________________

CHOP Oncologist ________________________________________

Treatment Machine Number _______________________________

Radiation Therapist_______________________________________

Radiation Oncology Nurse_________________________________

CHOP Anesthesia ________________________________________

Dietician ________________________________________________

Counselor/Social Worker __________________________________

Child Life Specialist _______________________________________

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