Renfrew Victoria Hospital is affiliated with The Ottawa
Regional Cancer Centre as a satellite cancer unit. This team approach to care enables patients
to receive treatment in or near their own community.
The Oncology department provides chemotherapy and
immunotherapy (drugs that fight cancer) treatments for many different types of
cancer. Our Team consists of specially trained nurses, physicians, pharmacists
and a Medical Secretary. The cancer care provided to patients and family at RVH
will be of the same quality as received at The Regional Cancer Centre.
In addition to receiving chemotherapy treatments, some
follow-up appointments with Oncologists can be arranged through the Ontario
Telemedicine Network (appointment takes place through a video monitor here at
the hospital). When these are possible,
it saves the patient a trip to Ottawa.
There are certain types of cancer drugs that are required to
be given at The Ottawa Hospital; the Oncologist will determine the best place
for a patient to receive treatment.
Any questions related to cancer care
can be directed to
613-432-4851 extension 123.