Cancer Medication Safety
Information to address common questions about safety while receiving either oral or IV chemotherapy, biotherapy, and hormone therapy. Visit OncoLink Rx to learn more about the specific medications you are taking.
General Medication Safety
Medication safety is important to ensure that you are taking your medication as ordered, storing it properly and asking questions when needed.
Taking Oral Anti-Cancer Medications at Home
This article provides instructions for patients taking chemotherapy, biotherapy or hormone therapy by mouth at home.
Home Safety for Patients Receiving Anti-Cancer Medications
This article provides information to address common questions about safety while receiving chemotherapy, biotherapy and hormone therapy.
Safe Medication Disposal
It is important to dispose of medications correctly. This article guides you as to how to dispose of medications.
Concerns about Opioid Use
Opioids are a class of medication used to treat pain in the cancer population. When used correctly these medications can be useful in managing chronic and acute pain.
Safe Use of Controlled Substance in the Home
Controlled substances, such as some pain medications, need to be safely used and stored in the home. This article provides information and tips for safely using controlled substances at home.
How To Give a Subcutaneous (SubQ or SQ) Injection
Subcutaneous injections are injections of medications into the subcutaneous, or fatty tissues under the skin. These types of injections are used to given medications that need to be absorbed slowly into the body.
Injection Site Reactions
Some medications can cause reactions in the tissues around an IV or central line. Reactions can be caused by a sensitivity to the medication or by the medication leaking out of the blood vessels and into the nearby tissues.