HEALTH ALERT!  For the safety of our patients and staff, effective March 30, 2020, new patients and patients with disabilities will be permitted one visitor over the age of 15. No other visitors will be permitted into the clinic.  Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. Compass is working with other health care providers in the area to help contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. We are taking active steps to minimize your exposure to the virus. These steps include screening everyone who enters the clinic for signs of illness, banning most visitors in the clinic, minimizing our own staffing and allowing some employees to work from home, and frequent sanitation of the clinic. We are using personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves, and face-shields according to national guidelines. We are working to identify those patients whose visits or treatments can be safely delayed, and we will notify you of this if you have an upcoming visit.  We ask that you stay home if you have fever and/or cough.

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Survivorship Resources

Possible Physical Side Effects of Treatment

Chemo Brain - described as forgetfulness, struggle with word finding and multi-tasking

Fatigue - compared with fatigue that healthy people experience, Cancer Related Fatigue is more severe, particularly relative to the person’s activity or level of exertion. CRF is also less likely to be relieved by sleep or rest.

Peripheral Neuropathy - numbness, tingling sensation or pain in hands and feet which can take months to repair.  Peripheral neuropathy involves fine and gross motor skills which can have an effect on writing, buttoning a shirt, gripping a cup and your sense of position.

Fertility & Sexuality Issues

Hypothyroidism - is a lower than normal functioning thyroid gland—symptoms may include sensitivity to cold, weight gain, painful joints, muscle aches and pale dry skin. The thyroid gland can be altered by the treatments.  Contact your oncologist (medical or radiation) or primary care physician if you note any of the above symptoms.

Hyperthyroidism - is the higher than normal functioning of the thyroid gland which leads to nervousness, unexplained sudden weight loss, increased or rapid heart rate and increased sensitivity to heat.  Contact your oncologist (medical or radiation) or primary care physician if you note any of the above symptoms. 

Osteoporosis - is a decrease in the amount of calcium in the bone, also known as a decrease in bone density and can lead to fractures.

Financial & Legal Resources

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Patient Financial Aid Program  provides a limited amount of financial assistance to help patients with significant financial need who are under a doctor's care for a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis. (local chapter has $150.00 for support each year for each client, national program offers $5,000 in assistance with insurance premiums)