Volume 7 - Issue 3 - Winter 2017

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Know When to Call Us

It’s important to call Texas Oncology before going to the emergency room or urgent care clinic, even if it is after hours. We may be able to assist in managing your symptoms, avoid an emergency room visit, and prevent complications.

Signs and symptoms to watch for:

  • Chills or fever greater than 100.4
  • Burning with urination, frequency, urgency, lower back pain (UTI)
  • Productive cough, with green, yellow, red, brown sputum
  • Unmanaged diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting
  • Unmanaged pain
  • Swelling, redness, and pain on extremities
  • Shortness of breath / chest pain
  • Dizziness with changing position or lightheadedness
  • Dark urine, less urine than normal, thirst, dry mouth (dehydration)
  • Mouth sore, difficulty swallowing, frequent or severe heartburn (Mucositis)
  • Severe fatigue