Chemotherapy 101...The Getting Started Program

Chemotherapy 101 is designed to provide the information needed to understand chemotherapy and is recommended by all our physicians. This program will provide information on how chemo affects the body and how to manage potential side effects that can be associated with treatment. Our goal is to make patients and their support person feel more comfortable with treatment. We understand that this is a difficult journey for you and your family. We are honored that you have chosen us to be your guide.

Heather Wood, RN, BSN, OCN, has been an oncology nurse since 2009. Her goal is to do everything possible to make a difficult journey easier. Education is essential in that goal.

Please go through each step below to complete the required chemotherapy education class. 


Please complete this form so that your team at Compass knows you have completed the course. Our clinical nurse educator, Heather, will also follow-up with you to answer any questions you may have.


Please review the Chemo 101 slide presentation.


Find additional information about your specific chemotherapy treatment drugs. If you need assistance finding the medication used in your chemotherapy regimen please contact your physician's office and ask to speak with the scheduler for the Chemotherapy 101 Getting Started program.


Starting Chemotherapy: What to Expect - Includes general information, at home precautions and headwear resources.


Please read the Basic Nutrition section. This booklet contains information on basic nutrition and certain side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, constipation.

Thank you for taking the online Chemo 101 Getting Started class.

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