The University Medical (UMC) Cancer Center, Lubbock, Texas, recently opened an Adult Oncology Symptom Management Clinic. The after-hours clinic is designed to help UMC Cancer Center patients be proactive in managing symptoms during treatment.

Patients in this clinic will be managed by trained care providers who will focus on their care, ensuring safe and effective management of symptoms. It will also keep cancer patients from enduring Emergency Center wait times, which naturally leads to: a more appropriate treatment venue; decreased cost of care; and decreased risk of exposure to infectious conditions.

Services include:
• lab draws;
• fluid and electrolyte replacement;
• blood product transfusions;
• antibiotic administration;
• home infusion pump support; and
• standard diagnostic services