General information about chemotherapy and systemic therapy
Ask your oncologist (your cancer doctor) or nurse if you are not sure what type of systemic therapy you are getting to treat your cancer.
Information about specific cancer drugs
Cancer Care Ontario’s drug formulary page is a directory where you can look up the name of your cancer drugs. The Patient Info Sheet for each drug includes common side effects, how to manage the side effects, how the drug is given, and other important information you need to know.
Preparing for your treatment
Chemotherapy checklist is a list of items to bring for each treatment visit.
What to expect at your treatment
Cancer Centre tour for chemo patients – what to expect when you come for treatment (video made by the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program)
New Patient Package
Cancer Support Resources for New Patients (New Patient Package) is a collection of patient materials that new patients find most helpful at the start of their cancer experience.
Get help managing your cancer symptoms is a handout that outlines the Cancer Centre Symptom Support Telephone Service (also called triage line). Please visit the Cancer Program’s webpage for the latest hours of operation.
For more written information:
The Cancer treatment webpage contains symptom management information written by the Cancer Program. For symptom management information related to systemic therapy, click on the Systemic Therapy section. For general information, click on the Symptom Management section. The information is listed in alphabetical order by the name of the symptom.
The patient symptom management guides, written by Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario), has lots of helpful information and tips on the common symptoms related to your cancer treatment.
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) Chemotherapy Unit.
The chemotherapy unit is located on Level 3 of the Cancer Centre. For the Cancer Centre, enter via the Main Entrance. The Cancer Centre is on your first left. Look for a glass-walled entrance.
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Chemotherapy Unit.
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, Huntsville Site (MAHC Huntsville) Chemotherapy Unit.
If you are not sure where you will be receiving your treatment, please call 705-728-9090 x43333.
Cancer Patient Transportation Services is a list of transportation options for those living in Simcoe Muskoka region. Some of the transportation options are only for cancer patients. Always call ahead to find out if the service is available.
COVID-19 updates and visitor restrictions for patients of the Cancer Program. As the COVID-19 situation changes, this information will change as well. Check this page often.
Rotary House is a hotel-like lodge for patients at RVH. Located across the road from the Cancer Centre. If you are travelling from out of town, or don’t want to drive back and forth, this is a great option.
Patient and Family Support Services at the Cancer Centre is a brochure that outlines the supportive care services provided by our social worker, dietitians, Indigenous Patient Navigator, drug and special access navigators, lymphedema clinic therapist, spiritual care providers, and tobacco support coach.
Indigenous patient resources is a webpage with information on how to access our Indigenous Patient Navigator, as well as culturally safe health care options in the Simcoe Muskoka region.