frequently asked questions
Will I experience nausea?
Will I lose my hair?
Will I gain or lose weight?
Will it be necessary to take time off from work?
Will there be pain?
There’s no definitive answer to any of these questions because everyone responds differently to the various treatment options available. Once a diagnosis and treatment plan are established, these questions can be answered more specifically. Members of our highly trained nursing staff are well-versed in providing patient education, and they’ll tell you exactly what to expect depending on the type of treatment you’re receiving.
How long does each treatment take?
Drug infusion times differ from drug to drug. Some drugs can take five minutes, others five hours. Once a drug regimen is established, infusion duration is more specific.
Can I have blood drawn for lab work at your offices?
Yes, we have our own labs, and we have on-staff medical technologists to draw your blood and process it.
What do the lab results tell you?
The results tell us your hemoglobin, platelet, and white blood cell counts. These counts determine if you’re well enough to receive your treatment.
Why do I have to have blood drawn so often?
Your counts can change every week, so it’s sometimes necessary to have your counts checked just as often.
How can I become a candidate for you research department?
Depending on your diagnosis, you may qualify for a clinical trial. Our doctors and our research team work together very closely, continuously monitoring patients’ eligibility for entering these trials.
Is patient assistance available to help me pay my bills?
Yes, there is patient assistance available. Drug companies and private foundations offer various types of assistance to patients. Qualifying factors include household income, diagnosis, and insurance coverage. We have patient advocates to help you with the necessary paperwork.
How many locations do you have?
We have two main offices, one on the Parkview North Campus and one on the Lutheran Hospital Campus on the southern edge of Fort Wayne. Our doctors also operate clinics in seven outlying cities to better accommodate our patients.
Do you validate the valet parking at the north office?
Validation is not necessary. Valet parking is complimentary.